Unfried refried beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.8
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 394.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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slow-cooker slow-cooker
Number of Servings: 15


    1 onion, peeled and halved
    3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed
    1-2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 tablespoons minced garlic
    2 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
    9 cups water (or 9 cups an equivalent amount of half water and half broth)


1. Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker.

2. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed.

3. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.

4. Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NEEPSGIRL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was just about to post this recipe and found that you already had. I love these refried beans. I also like to make these and NOT mash them, and am left with tasty whole pinto beans as a great side. Also, these freeze and re-heat well, just add a bit more water to help loosen them up. - 5/10/09

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    This is awesome! I love refried beans, and you cannot tell these have no fat in them. I used half chicken broth as the recipe suggests, and doubled the recipe. I had them with tortillas and fried eggs last night, and tonight we are having them with Spanish brown rice. I plan on freezing the rest - 2/25/14

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    Love this recipe. yummmm
    - 2/25/13

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    Love these and make them all the time. We skip the jalepenos, and up the cumin a smidge. - 2/4/13

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    What is a serving size? These beans are outstanding by the way!! - 8/23/12