5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs

The most flavorful refried beans made in the slow cooker. Easy and delicious and can be used on all your favorite Mexican dishes.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Refried Beans, Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 3 T butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion minced
  • 2 c dried pinto beans
  • 1 4- oz. can green chilies or sub 1 t chili powder
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1 t cumin
  • 6 c broth
  • garnish with cojita cheese and cilantro
  1. Melt butter in frying pan over medium/high heat. Sauté garlic and onion about 5 minutes, or until onions begin to brown on edges.
  2. Place garlic, onion, and all remaining ingredients (except garnishes) in crock pot. Cook on low 8 hours.
  3. Drain beans, reserving at least 2 cups of the liquid. Mash beans using potato masher or immersion blender, or placing in blender. Add back liquid as needed for desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Melt butter in pot on any heat setting. Add onion and garlic, saute until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients, set to bean setting for 1 hour, natural release. Continue with recipe as written.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 2113mg92%
Potassium 931mg27%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 980IU20%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.