Refried Beans With Bacon

"This is the best refried bean recipe I have ever tasted, and we eat alot of mexican food where I'm from. I will NEVER EVER EVER make it any other way again. You'll LOVE it. This recipe comes from the Fix it and Forget It Cookbook, for the crock pot."
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Ready In:
5hrs 10mins




  • Combine beans, water, garlic, tomato, and salt in slow cooker.
  • Cover. Cook on high 5 hours, stirring occasionally. When the beans become soft, drain off some liquid.
  • While the beans cook, brown bacon in skillet. Drain, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon. Add half of bacon and 3 tablespoons drippings to beans. Stir.
  • Mash or puree beans with a food processor. Fry the mashed bean mixture in the remaining bacon drippings. Add more salt to taste.
  • To serve, sprinkle the remaining bacon and shredded cheese on top of beans.

  • Instead of draining off liquid, add 1/3 cup dry minute rice and continue cooking about 20 minutes. Add a dash of hot sauce and a dollop of sour cream to individual servings.
  • Instead of frying the mashed bean mixture, place several spoonfuls on flour tortillas; roll up, and serve.

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  1. icz1131
    1/2 # of bacon??? I bet it is good, but are you trying to kill someone?
  2. WI Cheesehead
    I had to use black beans and I used a can of diced tomatoes. I cooked on low overnight for 9 hours and it was soft in the morning. Wish I had a food processor to puree it! I think I would add some chili powder next time and it needed more salt. I made it to go wtih another tag recipe: recipe#233259 (which we'll make next week - sick kid at home -no party this weekend!) Want to try with red or pintos also.


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