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Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Turn to your crockpot for the most flavorful refried beans - without the refry! You're going to love how easy and delicious these Slow Cooker Refried Beans are!
Course Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword refried beans, slow cooker refried beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 238kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 3 cups dry pinto beans rinsed and picked through
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 64 oz low sodium chicken broth or stock plus enough water to cover beans entirely


  • Place beans, chopped jalapeno, onion quarters, garlic, and seasonings into a slow cooker.
  • Pour the broth over the top and stir gently. If the beans are not covered, add water until they are.
  • Cook beans on high for 8-9 hours, checking occasionally and adding additional water if needed.
  • Check for tenderness and then strain off the liquid, reserving it in a small bowl.
  • Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding in liquid until desired consistency is reached.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg