Refried Beans – Danielle’s Legendary

Yields about 12 cups or 1 full 7 qt. Crockpot


  • 3 Cups Pinto beans Dried
  • 7 Cups chicken broth Can substitute water with bullion.
  • 1.5 Cups water
  • 2 White Onions Medium. Chopped
  • 1 Head garlic Can substitute 2 TSP garlic powder per head
  • 2.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lb bacon Or grease from same amount of bacon (about 8oz by volume)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Salt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice added at end


  1. Cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and save for breakfast, salads, deviled eggs, etc.
  2. Brown onions and garlic in bacon grease.
  3. Add grease, onions, and garlic into large crock pot slow cooker.
  4. Add chicken broth and beans.
  5. Cook on high for 9 hours.
  6. Add lime juice.
  7. Puree with an immersion blender and add water as needed to smooth.
  8. Top with Mexican cheese.
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