Cheddar Biscuits with Refried Bean Gravy
These are NOT your ordinary biscuits!
These are biscuits and gravy Mexican Style.
Fluffy and high these Cheddar Biscuits are perfect for this gravy.
Truth be told about gravy. I LOVE it, I love it on french fries, mashed potatoes, it’s so yummy I really like dunking stuff in gravy.
Old El Paso asked me to create a recipe using their traditional refried beans and really when I dreamt this one up I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. But believe me, two batches of biscuits later the gravy was a huge hit, my kids saw me writing this up and they mentioned again how much they loved the gravy. Even my pickier eater loved it. I think he wanted me to stop everything and whip up a batch as we were speaking.
Heat butter and flour, whisk and cook 1 minute. Slowly add in chicken broth, whisking continually. Add in refried beans and whisk, the gravy with thicken upon standing.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz. Refried Beans
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 4 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons Bakewell Cream
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups cold milk
- 2 oz. grated Cheddar Cheese
- Heat butter and flour in a skillet.
- Slowly pour in chicken broth and whisk continually.
- Add in refried beans and whisk until smooth.
- Stir in cumin.
- Gravy will thicken upon standing.
- Mix, flour, Bakewell cream, baking soda, salt with shortening with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
- Add milk and cheese and stir with a fork until incorporated.
- Roll out and cut 1/2" thick biscuits with cookie or biscuit cutter.
- Bake at 475 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Turn oven off and leave biscuits in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden.
I was asked by General Mills to create a recipe for Old El Paso Refried Beans. All opinions are my own.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I am in love with the fact that you made gravy out of refried beans!!!!
Thanks, it’s now become a favorite at our house!
Maria Tadic says
Think that gravy recipe would work with other pureed beans and seasonings??? It’s a cool idea!
Yes, I’m sure it would be delicious. If you make another variety and like it, let me know.
This looks beautiful! I love beans. This comibination sounds great 🙂
My husband adores gravy too and refried beans. He’d love this! You are like two peas in a pod 😉
Combining the two was a VERY good idea, says my whole family 🙂
shelly (cookies and cups) says
That is so cool! We would love this in our house!
My family can’t wait for me to make it again!
[email protected] says
That’s not just a biscuit, that’s a meal!
It sure is 🙂
What a neat idea Diane – I’d never think to make gravy from refried beans!
It’s a new favorite here, and has been requested to be made….like every other day 🙂
We love gravy too…and this is just brilliant! What a great way to make a classic dish even better. Thank you for sharing!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh wow, this sounds so tasty! Love love seeing twists on classic dishes 🙂
Thanks, it was really good and fun updating a go to recipe.
Now that’s dinner!
🙂 yeah, it sure is.
How smart and creative! I have to try it!
Thanks, I’ll be making it again tomorrow, it’s been requested multiple times already.
I like cheddar……….everything with ceddar….
You just combined two of my most favorite things! Biscuits and refried beans?! OMG. I have got to try this.