I am a huge fan of refried beans. Over the years, I've tried many version of making my own using dried and canned beans - and the results I've gotten have just never quite matched what I can do by doctoring up a can of premade refried beans.
So I am asking Chowhounds for your wonderful refried bean recipes - can have meat or be vegetarian. Use dried beans or canned. Whatever, I'm going to give this a few more tries before just accepting that the time and effort I've been putting into making my own just isn't worth it.