Slow Cooker Refried Beans are a family favorite recipe. I love to pair it with my favorite Mexican dishes.
It is a great slow cooker recipe that you can start before heading out for work and then finish it up after work! Enjoy the benefits of the slow cooker along with all the flavors that develop while you are doing other things.
Ingredients Needed For This Slow Cooker Refried Beans Recipe:
- Dry pinto beans, rinsed
- Jalapeno pepper
- Minced garlic
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Ground cumin
- Chicken broth
Pick Up These Ingredients to Make Bean Dip!
- Shredded Colby jack cheese
- Shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Chili powder
How To Make This Slow Cooker Refried Beans Recipe:
*To make this recipe you will need your handy dandy slow cooker (or even your Instant Pot since it has a slow cooking function).
Then, place the halved onion, rinsed beans, chopped jalapeno, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and ground cumin into the slow cooker.
Then pour in the water and the chicken broth and stir everything up until the ingredients are well combined.
Now turn the slow cooker on and cook the beans on high for 8 hours, checking and adding water as needed.
NOTE: If more than one cup of water evaporates while it is cooking, the temperature is too high.
When the beans are done cooking, strain them with a wire strainer, and try your best to reserve some of the liquid.
Now in a serving bowl mash up with beans with a potato masher. While you are mashing, add in the reserved water from the beans as you need it to get your desired texture of the beans.
Making the Bean Dip:
To make the bean dip do all of the steps above and then add in the salsa, colby jack cheese, pepper jack cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder, and the ground cumin.
Mix everything together and let it cook in the slow cooker for a few hours on low to let the flavors meld together, then it is all ready to eat!
To Make This Healthy Side Dish Idea You Will Need:
- Slow cooker (THIS programmable one is awesome!)
- Cutting board
- Potato masher