Crock Pot Low Fat Refried Pinto Beans

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight or for 8 hours. Discard floating beans and beans that are cracked.
  2. Rinse beans thoroughly under cold water. Add beans to Crockpot, cover with 1" of water.
  3. Add salt - approximately 1 tablespoon.
  4. Add approximately 1 teaspoon of garlic & chili powders.
  5. Add 1 1/2 (approx) of cumin.
  6. Sprinkle red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook on low 4-6 hours or until beans are tender.
  8. Once beans are done transfer some of your beans to the Cuisnart. Add some of your cooking water. Mix until blended.

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