Jamie’s Killer Refried Beans

Why Soaking Grains is SO Important

Refried beans just don’t get any better than this. Really.

You’re welcome to try other ways, but let me tell you: I’ve made refried beans a dozens ways from Tuesday and this is The Recipe.

So, if you’d like to save yourself some time and go straight to the winner, here it is.

Refried beans

Jamie’s Killer Refried Beans

Combine in crockpot:

  • 2 lb. bag dried pinto beans soaked overnight
  • 1 lb. cooked bacon
  • 2 medium onions (preferably vidalias), diced

Cover all with cold water and simmer 8 hours on low.

When beans are soft add:

  • 1-2 sticks of butter (no typo…I really mean 2 sticks of butter)
  • 2-4 Tbsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1-2 Tbsp Celtic salt
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Buzz all with a hand blender or mash with a potato masher. It will be a bit runny at first, but will thicken in time.

Eat right away or refrigerate for up to a week or so (it likely won’t last that long).