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Crockpot Refried Beans

Make creamy, flavorful refried beans from home using a crockpot.  A set it and forget it recipe - with no soaking beans involved! 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Crockpot Refried Beans, Refried Beans, Refried Beans Recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Mique


  • crockpot


  • 2 c pinto beans dried (no need to pre-soak)
  • 8 c water
  • 1/4 tsp salt more if needed
  • 3/4 c taco sauce enchilada sauce, salsa or Mexican style diced tomatoes can be substituted


  • Place beans and water in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low overnight. If you don't have time for overnight, you can cook on low for about 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • When the beans are very soft, remove all of the liquid that you can with a ladle. No need to strain the beans, just get out as much of the cooking water as possible.
  • Mash the beans with a potato masher, getting them as creamy as you like.
  • Add salt and your taco sauce (or enchilada sauce/salsa/tomatoes). Taste and adjust seasonings.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg