Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tempt My Tummy - Crock Pot Refried Beans

I have been crazy for homemade for quite some time. This past week, while buying the hundredth can of refried beans this year, it dawned on me that I could be making these myself. Which turned out to be a great idea because they are easy, incredibly tasty AND a fraction of the cost of canned. I bought the 4 pound bag of dried beans and made a bunch - they freeze well.
Crock Pot Refried Beans
1 pound dried pinto beans, soaked overnight in cold water, rinsed, and drained.
1 medium onion (minced, if you want to keep them in there, or cut into big enough chunks to take them out after cooking. I left them in and you couldn't tell they were there)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 TBS kosher salt (I would use a little less regular grain salt)
Combine all in the crock pot, add enough water to cover the beans and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until the beans are tender. Strain (reserve liquid in case you need to thin the beans a little). Mash beans with a potato masher using reserved liquid to get them to the desired consistency. Enjoy!
While checking out recipes for this (the above is a combination of many) I made a list of things that could be added as well. If you are daring, try a variation!
chili powder
bay leaves
ham hocks
diced tomatoes
Enjoy! Go find more Tempt My Tummy recipes at Blessed With Grace!


  1. You could put this on those flat shells and cheese and oh yummy...

  2. thansk for stopping by my blog and voting for my wedding cake choices, I love the idea of making your own refried beans this is a must try i am always cooking mexiacan foods thanks

  3. Oh cool, I wouldn't have thought to make them in the crockpot! I've got to give this a try, thanks =)

  4. Yum! I hadn't thought of the crock pot before either. Sounds so much easier!! Can't wait to try it :)

  5. I make this often and freeze it in sizes of the refried bean cans to use for recipes. So easy

  6. Sara! These look delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. GREAT idea!! Never tried them before! Got your comment on how to better organize my days...and YES! I've resorted to getting up earlier too...I get some peace, get a few things done and work out. It just works out much better. I never used to be an AM person but I guess with this crazy life...I've adjusted! ;) Thanks for stopping by!