Slow Cooker Refried Beans are a flavor-filled Mexican Side Dish that you never knew was SO easy to make. A perfect homemade addition to any plate, you won't believe how easy it is to whip out the crock pot, kick the can aside, and make your own refried beans. Even better than a restaurant, you will be able to taste the LOVE in this recipe.
Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and mix well. Cover and heat on high for 6-8 hours. When cooking is complete, mash beans with a potato masher and mix well.
Serve topped with your favorite toppings.
(Pictured with shredded cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro)
Note about making Refried Beans:This recipe makes a lot of beans and I'm adding a note about water.I used 6 cups of water for 6 hours of cook time. If you happen to cook them longer, add one additional cup. If you are worried about these being runny, you can drain, reserving the liquid, then mash and add the liquid back in until you reach the consistency you like. I did not do this as my 6 cups of water was perfect for these.