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Packed with fiber and protein, and super easy to make.

Healthy Crockpot Refried Beans

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These Healthy Crockpot Refried Beans are packed with fiber and protein, and are super easy to make.


  • 2 cups dried pinto beans, rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 onion, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • dash of liquid smoke (optional)


  1. Rinse pinto beans, and place them in the crockpot with water, onion half, garlic powder, seasoned salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, and liquid smoke. Cook on HIGH for 8 hours.
  2. After eight hours, discard the onion and drain most of the excess water but reserve. Use a potato masher, or immersion blender to achieve desired consistency. Add back reserved liquid when blending as needed. I used my immersion blender to make my beans smooth, and on the thinner side. Remember that the beans will thicken up a bit as they cool.
  3. Taste the beans for seasoning, and add additional salt and pepper according to your taste.


Adapted slightly from 100 Days of Real Food.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 391mg
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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