Recipe by vmcintee
Easy to make low-fat refried beans are a family favorite of ours. No one in our how will even touch canned refried beans anymore. We use the beans whole or put them in a Cusinart. All measurements listed below are approximate. I normally just season to taste.
Top Review by Betsy Bee
What an excellent idea! I am thrilled to have found your recipe. The directions are well written, the process was very simple (only, say, 10-15 minutes of hands on time from start to finish, and I'm not a speed demon), and the finished product is excellent. I tripled the recipe because I knew I'd love them and want plenty for leftovers. I pureed about two cups and then left the rest slightly mashed but mostly whole. Great on tostadas, tortilla chips, and in tacos, and other things I haven't gotten around to eating them with yet.
- 1 (8 ounce) bag dried pinto beans
- 1⁄4 yellow onions or 1⁄4 white onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak beans overnight or for 8 hours. Discard floating beans and beans that are cracked.
- Rinse beans thoroughly under cold water. Add beans to Crockpot, cover with 1" of water.
- Add salt - approximately 1 tablespoon.
- Add approximately 1 teaspoon of garlic & chili powders.
- Add 1 1/2 (approx) of cumin.
- Sprinkle red pepper flakes.
- Cook on low 4-6 hours or until beans are tender.
- Once beans are done transfer some of your beans to the Cuisnart. Add some of your cooking water. Mix until blended.