When I had to go garlic free, I could no longer have a lot of prepared foods that had been safe on my no-gluten, no-dairy, no-soy diet. One of those things was refried beans, so I learned how to make my own.
1 Tbs. bacon grease
2 Tbs. minced Vidalia onion
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
pinch of salt
pinch of onion powder
pinch of oregano
1 15-oz can of black beans or kidney beans
1/4 c. chicken broth (homemade)
Fry onion in bacon grease until tender but not brown. Stir in everything else. Cook 5-10 minutes. Mash with potato masher.