Clean eating refried beans

"This is a healthy alternative for the typical saturated fatty refried beans. Don't let the time scare you off. I soak them while I sleep and cook them during the day, so by dinner it is only 10 minutes from stove top to table. Not much longer than preparing a processed can product."
By Melissa Lindsey Gibson


  • 3 cups Pinto Bean, dried
  • 16.5 cups Water, divided
  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.3 tsp Black Pepper, ground


  1. Place beans in a slow cooker and cover with 8 cups water; soak for 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse beans and return to slow cooker; top with 8 cups fresh water.
  3. Cook beans on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Drain.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup water, beans, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium heat; mash beans to desired consistency.

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