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Crockpot Refried Beans


  • 1 lb bag Pinto Beans
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2-3 slices American Cheese


  • Rinse and sort your beans.
  • Do not worry about soaking your beans!! Pour them into the crockpot and cover with the water.
  • Cook on low all day.(or about 6 -8 hrs).
  • About 30 minutes before you are ready to start mashing them, you will add all the spices to give them time to give the beans a good flavor. (Don't put the spices in earlier, because you will wind up having to put more in later).
  • After 30 minutes turn off the crock pot and put in the sliced cheese.
  • Take a potato masher and mash the beans until there are almost no whole beans left.