Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crock Pot "Refried" Beans

More Pinterest bounty! These don't replace real refried beans, but they're a pretty good approximation. If you want refried beans without the "refried" effects on your hips, try these. You don't have to soak the beans overnight, either!


Recipe Notes

I found this recipe on Pinterest through Six Sisters' Stuff. There is also a recipe to turn these completed beans into bean dip on their website. See the original recipe (here). These beans definitely need additional seasoning (salt/pepper), hot sauce (such as Cholula), and cheese!


  • 1 onion, peeled and halved

  • 3 c. dry pinto beans (approx. 1 bag), rinsed and drained

  • 1/4-1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced

  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic

  • 3 tsp. salt

  • 1-3/4 tsp. black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp. cumin (optional)

  • 5 c. water

  • 4 c. chicken broth


1. Place onion, beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin in a Crock Pot or other slow cooker.

2. Add water and chicken broth. Stir to combine.

3. Cook on high for 8 hours, adding additional water if needed. Do not allow beans to cook dry.

4. Strain beans and return to a bowl, reserving cooking liquid. Mash with a potato masher and add cooking liquid until desired consistency is achieved.

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