Crock Pot Refried Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 cups
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  1. You don’t need to soak your beans before cooking. Just dump everything into the Crock Pot and add plenty of water (at least a couple of inches above the beans).

  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. The beans are done when they are tender and starting to split.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Scoop beans out into a big bowl, keeping the cooking liquid in the pot.

  4. Mash the beans, adding cooking liquid as needed, until they’re your favorite consistency. My crew likes them lumpy, so I use an old-fashioned potato masher. If you prefer a smoother consistency, use an immersion blender.