Fat-Free No-Refry Refried Beans

Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

Adapted from a recipe by ChefClaude at allrecipes.com.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Dr.JenLeddy June 21, 2010

Not sure that I liked the black beans in it. Would probably use all pinto next time.

CookinginKC May 27, 2009

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