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Clean Eating - Refried Beans

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

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


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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.


  • 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...

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 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.

So simple, delicious and healthy! Beans are perfectly tender! Thanks so much!