Crock Pot Refried Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Amanda Carlisle
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  • 3 cups dry pinto beans rinsed and picked through
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 64 oz low sodium chicken broth or stock plus enough water to cover beans entirely


  • Place beans, chopped jalapeno, onion quarters, garlic, and seasonings into a slow cooker.
  • Pour the broth over the top and stir gently. If the beans are not covered, add water until they are.
  • Cook beans on high for 8-9 hours, checking occasionally and adding additional water if needed.
  • Check for tenderness and then strain off the liquid, reserving it in a small bowl.
  • Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding in liquid until desired consistency is reached.
  • Place extras in freezer bags and pop in freezer for with meals another night.