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Slow Cooker Refried Beans (healthier)

  • Cooking Time:

    8 hours
  • Servings:



1 onion, peeled and halved
3 c. dry pin­to beans, rinsed
1/2 fresh jalapeno pep­per, seed­ed and chopped
2 T. minced gar­lic
5 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pep­per
9 c. water


  1. Soak the beans over night, rinse and clean.
  2. Place the beans, onions, jalapeno, gar­lic, salt, pep­per, and cumin into a slow cook­er.
  3. Com­bine with the water and stir.
  4. Cov­er. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as need­ed.
  5. Once the beans have cooked, strain the broth into a bowl, and reserve, as you will need it.
  6. Smash the beans with a pota­to mash­er, adding the reserved water as need­ed to attain desired con­sis­ten­cy.

NOTE: Depend­ing on your slow cook­er, if more that 3/4 cups of water evap­o­rates, it is crock­ing too high, you may want to turn to low.

Serv­ing: If desired, top with shred­ded cheese and serve with tor­tilla chips.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Looks good, i went ahead and book­marked it on under “Get Crocked – Crock Pot “Refried” Beans (health­i­er)”. Keep up with the good stuff.


What size crock? If I use a 6qt can I dou­ble recipe?


I use a recipe very sim­i­lar to this and the beans are deli­cious. How­ev­er, I don’t soak the pin­to beans before­hand. they soft­en up just per­fect­ly in the slow cook­er.


Thanks for your com­ment about not soak­ing the beans. I didn’t have time to do that and just did them from dried in my slow cook­er and it turned out great.

Thanks for the recipe Jenn. 🙂

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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