No Soaking Required Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again!  Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!

I love refried beans.  Not only do they make the perfect side with your favorite Mexican dish (for us, usually tacos!), but they make a pretty great meal by themselves too!  Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top?  It’s delicious! 
Refried Beans with Shredded Cheddar Cheese

These homemade refried beans are made from dry pinto beans.  Dry beans are not only super cheap but in my opinion make the best refried beans.  Did you know growing your own dry beans in the garden is easy too?  These refried beans are extra special to me because they are made with our own yellow eye beans we grew in the garden last Summer!  Feel free to use regular dry pinto beans or yellow eye beans for this recipe, they both make delicious refried beans. 
Garden Dry Pinto Beans

Most refried beans recipes calls for soaking beans overnight but I’ll be honest, I can never remember to do that!   Usually I decide what’s for dinner in the morning or early afternoon and by that time I can’t soak the beans so instead I came up with this easy recipe that doesn’t require soaking the beans!

Pinto Beans on Spoon

These beans are so easy to make since they’re make in the slow cooker!  Throw them in the crockpot with water, chicken bouillon, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper for about 6-7 hours or until they are tender.
Pinto Beans in Slow Cooker Crockpot

Don’t these beans look beautiful when they’re done in the slow cooker?  Your kitchen is going to smell amazing too!  After the beans are soft, then transfer the beans to a food processor or use a immersion blender to puree until pinto beans are creamy! 
how to make refried beans

I promise that when you taste these slow cooker refried beans you will never buy canned beans again!
DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again!  Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!

Pinto Beans in White Bowl

I always love sprinkling cheddar cheese on top of my refried beans.  Since the beans are warm the cheese melts perfectly!
DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again!  Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!

I hope you enjoy these refried beans from scratch as much as we do!

authentic refried beans recipe

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DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again!  Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!

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No Soaking Required Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again!  Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!

Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon powdered chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and stir.  Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on LOW or until beans are tender.

  2. Transfer the beans to a food processor or use a immersion blender to puree until pinto beans are creamy! 

  3. Serve, enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

This makes 5 cups cooked pinto beans.

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