Bacon grease and butter are glorious cooking fats. They're reasonable priced (one comes free with bacon), deeply flavorful, and both promote a good amount of browning. Rather than choose between these two earthly delights, you should combine them to create a fantastic compound butter.
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I have nothing against food that comes in cans, especially when it comes to beans, but refried beans are something that I absolutely prefer making myself. Beyond just tasting "better", you can manipulate them to suit your specific palate as you adjust the seasonings, aromatics and - most importantly - the fat.