Homemade Refried Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.3
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.1 mg
  • Sodium: 599.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 69.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 43.8 g
  • Protein: 22.0 g

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Easy crock pot refried beans .....from family recipe, family favorite Easy crock pot refried beans .....from family recipe, family favorite
Number of Servings: 4


    1lb bag DRY PINTO BEANS
    4 tsp BACON GREASE
    1 tsp SALT
    2 cloves GARLIC


place beans in crock pot with WHOLE cloves garlic.
cover with water.
turn on HIGH
cook 4 to 5 hours or until beans are tender.
**drain "bean juice" in A BOWL
~SLIGHTLY MASH beans (if you OVER mash beans they will be like paste/cement!)
~add bacon grease and salt
~stir well
~SLOWLY add "bean juice" to reach desired consistency ( less if you like 'thick' beans, more if you want 'thinner' beans)

***serving sizes depend on what you're using them for ie: burritos, tacos, side dish...etc....
(I usually double recipe and save leftovers for kids burrito lunches!)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MINDY_IN_TEXAS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    YessireeBob! The only thing I did different is 1) withhold some of the beans before light mash, because we like to have something to press between our teeth. Just our preference. 2) we like adding cumin, cayenne pepper, &c., for our beans. Thank you!!! - 6/14/21

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    It looks good. I wasn't sure if the beans in the crock pot had been pre-soaked prior to the 4-5 hours on high, or if 4-5 hours on high in crock pot was sufficient for washed and sorted beans right out of the bag. I like the recipe. I might try to add "J&D's" brand bacon salt (which is low sodium) - 12/5/12

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    First time for DH and I to eat these these.
    I made eggs just in case we did not like them but we did. DH had he bacon and I had no egg. It was filling, now I will look ino flavouring the leftovers.
    - 5/18/12

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    Thanks for the recipe, I've been making it completely wrong! This will be much simpler, I make it vegan and save on the calories/fat by using Chipotle, it gives it that smoky flavor. Chipotle tabasco is even better :) - 5/2/10

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    Very Good
    will try soon. - 4/8/10