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Slow Cooker Restaurant Style Refried Beans

Easy Refried Beans Recipe you can make in the slow cooker. Tons of spices with little effort. You'll end up with a huge batch - perfect for a large family or left overs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 5 Peopl
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 10 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 4 cup Dried Pinto Beans
  • 1 Small White Onion (Diced)
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning (Chili, Adobo, Cayenne)
  • Salt (To Taste)


  • Turn the slow cooker on high heat.
  • Rinse the pinto beans and remove any floating beans or small rocks.
  • Add the beans, water, onion, lime juice, cumin and cajun seasoning to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours (or low for 7-8 hours), stirring occasionally.
  • After the beans have fully cooked, immediately mash them with a potato masher or immersion blender.
  • Add salt (start with 1/2 tsp) and increase to taste.
  • Optional - Top with cheese, sour cream or salsa and enjoy!