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Clean Eating - Refried Beans

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a healthy alternative for the typical saturated fatty refried beans. Don't let the time scare you off. I soak them while I sleep and cook them during the day, so by dinner it is only 10 minutes from stove top to table. Not much longer than preparing a processed can product."
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Ingredients

16 h 15 m servings 132
Original recipe yields 18 servings (6 cups)

Directions

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  1. Place beans in a slow cooker and cover with 8 cups water; soak for 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse beans and return to slow cooker; top with 8 cups fresh water.
  3. Cook beans on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Drain.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup water, beans, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium heat; mash beans to desired consistency.

Footnotes

  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 132 calories; 2.6 20.1 6.9 0 75 Full nutrition

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This is a good method. The overnight soak - cook on low is great. This recipe needs more salt. Also, you don't need the oil at all. I prefer the beans more whole so I didn't smash / mash th...

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I make this daily. Somehow the "Chef" went to far. I'm still trying to understand what the oil, salt and leaf are for. It's so much simpler than you might think. Plus all the extra stuff can eas...

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This is a good method. The overnight soak - cook on low is great. This recipe needs more salt. Also, you don't need the oil at all. I prefer the beans more whole so I didn't smash / mash th...

I made these with Italian barlotti beans because I don't have pinto beans available to me. I enjoyed the ease and healthiness of having refried beans without all the additives and sodium with st...

Easy, healthy, tastes very natural. I love it!

I added a few chunks of onion and a few cloves of garlic when starting to slow cook to add a little more healthy flavoring. YUM!

I make this daily. Somehow the "Chef" went to far. I'm still trying to understand what the oil, salt and leaf are for. It's so much simpler than you might think. Plus all the extra stuff can eas...

Add extras so it becomes personal to your taste, I added one green chile pepper for beans with a kick and a spoonful of Knorrs chicken flavor and dash of cumin and garlic powder because that’s h...

I always go to Pollo Loco to get this but I decided to make it myself for the first time ever and guess what! Super easy and I enjoyed it for lunch today.

I had to improvise the amounts and there was too much oil. Easy recipe however.

The beans are easy to prepare. I added diced jalapeno and onions to the slow cooker. I didn't mash them since they were great as is.