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Restaurant Style Refried Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 15 mins

One taste and you'll never go back to canned.

Course: Beans, Side Dish
Cuisine: All-American, Latin-American
Keyword: pinto beans, refried beans
Servings: 12 servings
  • 3 cups dried pinto beans, rinsed and sorted
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients except the salt, pepper and oil to the crock-pot.
  2. Cook on high for 7 to 9 hours. (My refried beans were done in 7 hours)
  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the beans until smooth.
  4. Add more water if needed. Add vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve as a side dish with salsa and shredded queso cheese.