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Refried Beans

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We eat a lot of Mexican food in our home…so when I started making our own refried beans…well…we loved them!  I use them in casseroles, on tacos, as filling in burritos, as a chip dip…you name it!  Enjoy!


Yield: 9-10 cups refried beans

1. Cook dry beans in crockpot. Put the following in the crockpot and cook on low all night (or 9 hours):

  • 5 ½ cups (or 2 lbs.) dry pinto or black beans
  • About 3 1/2 quarts of water, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

2. Place drained cooked beans, reserving bean liquid, in mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt, to taste, optional

3. Blend beans with electric mixer or by hand with potato masher, adding amount of reserved bean liquid until beans are the consistency desired.

4. Serve beans as main dish, in burritos or tostados, or as a side dish. If desired, top with grated cheddar cheese; heat in oven to melt cheese.

These refried beans freeze well. Freeze in meal sized portions and you’ll have beans ready for your burritos, tostados, or Mexican dishes!

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  1. Sheri, please come live at my house for a week. I want to be like you when I grow up! :-) Yet ANOTHER awesome looking recipe!!! I'm guessing I could do this in my Bosch? Blessings, Kate
    1. Hi Kate! Yes! I use my Bosch to mix it all up...it is SO easy! I then use my quart plastic freezer containers to freeze the refried beans in so they are ready for all my recipes. You just HAVE to give this a try! You'll love it!
  2. I have been using a tater masher for 26 years, never occurred to me to use a mixer, THANKS. I have started cooking mine in a pressure cooker 2-3 hours to mashable beans.

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