Once you make your own “refried” beans, you will NEVER buy them in a can again!
First of all, they are SUPER easy to make!
Bulk dried beans are a thriftier version as they run about $1/# when a can of beans runs about $1.50 a can (16oz). Bulk beans makes 6 cups of cooked beans, so you get three times as much for more than 75% off! You can make these and package into 2 cup containers for your freezer.
Now, let’s talk taste. VERY yummy when compared to beans that come out of a can!
Crokpot Refried Beans
- 1 onion, peeled and halved
- 2 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed and sorted. Remove withered beans
- 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
- ¾ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- One big pinch of cumin
- 6 cups water
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and let rip on high for 8 hours. (I do this overnight, while I am sleeping). Remove the big onion pieces. Use your imersion blender or potato masher to make them look nice and smooth. You can now pop them into 2 cup sized portions and toss into your freezer.