Monday, May 5, 2014

Easiest Healthy Refried Beans

Easiest Healthy Refried Beans
This SO easy to make - and tastes SO much better than that stuff from a can! My little girl tried this, and exclaimed, "This is WONDERFUL!"

This dish has no added fats or oils (and certainly not the Lard found in some commercial varieties!), and you control the salt, spices & additives. Best of all, it's almost no work!  : )

Easiest Healthy Refried Beans
Cook on High in Slow Cooker till tender (roughly 3 1/2 hours**)
1 Pound Pinto Beans, Sorted & Rinsed*
6 Cups Water
1 Scant Tablespoon Salt (Of course, you may vary this to taste - this is the amount I find produces the best flavour)
When Beans finish Cooking, Drain & Reserve the Cooking Liquid.
Add to beans
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning  (or 1/2 packet storebought)
Blend seasoned Beans in a mixing bowl with an Electric Hand Mixer (like the kind you would use to make a cake), adding a little reserved cooking liquid at a time, till texture suits you.

*That's right - it's not an oversight - no soaking required on those beans! : )
**These beans are SUPPOSED to turn out mushy - SO - I have been known to leave them wayyy too long and still had them turn out well.

This recipe doubles well if you have a larger slow cooker.

Hand Mixer

It's that easy! You're done!

Use these as you would any other Refried Beans - in a dip for Corn Chips, to layer in a Taco, Tostada or Burrito - etc.

This is being shared at
In & Out of the Kitchen
Best Recipes of 2014: Side Dishes 


  1. Looks easy enough to me ;o). Thanks!!

  2. Refried beans are so pricey to purchase ready made, esp. in the UK thanks for your recipe.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments - and thanks for visiting : )

  3. I need to try this! I may also try it in my Instant Pot. I've had really good success using it to cook beans.


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