How To Freeze Refried Beans Using A Container
Here's a quick guide on how to freeze refried beans in a container. Tip: Use small containers for faster freezing and thawing.
A slotted spoon
Clean airtight, freezable containers
Olive oil (or another cooking oil)
A permanent marker
Space at the back of your freezer
Let the refried beans come to room temperature. If you put hot refried beans straight into the freezer, the container can break because of a dramatic change in temperature.
Fill the container with refried beans. Important: leave 1 inch of room at the top of the container to let the frozen beans expand.
Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil (or your preferred cooking oil) over top of the refried beans to protect them from freezer burn:
Seal the container, write today’s date on a freezer label and stick it to the container.
Store the container at the back of the freezer. Avoid putting the container in the freezer door, which isn’t as cold as the rest of the freezer.