Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Easy Crockpot Refried Beans
♥ Easy Crockpot Refried Beans ♥
6 cups pinto beans
couple garlic cloves
3 T oil
3 T salt
Presoak beans if needed.
Rinse beans and place in crockpot. Fill crockpot with water until about 1 inch from the top. Add chopped onion, minced garlic & oil.
On high cook for 4 hours or until beans are soft. On low cook overnight, 6-8 hours or until beans are soft.
Add salt - it helps make the beans not so tough and easier to mash.
Mash beans with a potato masher or ricer. (I wouldn't recommend using a blender, though some do, as the heat from the beans can make the lid pop off and beans fly everywhere! Yes, I know from experience!) I often don't mash them, just use them the way they are. We love to use in burritos, casseroles, as a side, by themselves and any other way you'd use re-fried beans. These freeze really well. I freeze in zip-lock bags in about 1 1/2 to 2 cup measurements.
I hope you enjoy! ♥
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