Fat-Free No-Refry Refried Beans

READY IN: 12hrs 10mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

Adapted from a recipe by ChefClaude at allrecipes.com.

Top Review by Dr.JenLeddy

Very pleased with this recipe, I will definitely be making it again. I did use all 3 cups of pinto beans as I have a ton. I also used 1 dried chili pepper as I had that in the house and no jalepenos. I used 4 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth, it was plenty of liquid. I kept half the beans intact and mashed half with the help of a hand mixer, similar to potatoes add liquid slowly as a little goes a long way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low 12 hours or high 8 hours. Add more water if necessary.
  2. Remove and discard bay leaf. Drain beans, reserving broth. Mash beans by hand with a potato masher, adding broth as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Discard unused broth, or use in other recipes.

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