No Soaking Required Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 130kcal


  • 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


  • Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and stir.  Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on LOW or until beans are tender.
  • Transfer the beans to a food processor or use a immersion blender to puree until pinto beans are creamy! 
  • Serve, enjoy! 


This makes 5 cups cooked pinto beans.


Calories: 130kcal