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.

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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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  • Incredible!
    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

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  • My favorite way to eat pinto beans, with bacon grease. but lately because I'm on weight watchers I use olive oil. - 5/28/09

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