I've been trying to get into more real, unprocessed, non-boxed foods and one thing we love in this family is Mexican food! So I googled a few recipes for refried beans and sort of combined a few and tweaked one to fit our tastes. Plus, one bag of beans is around $2.00 and makes about as much as 6-8 cans of store bought refried beans.
1 bag of pinto beans
2 tbsp minced garlic
enough water to cover the beans
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tbsp onion powder
Put the beans and minced garlic in the crockpot. Put enough water in the beans to cover them, plus about an inch, they'll soak it all up.
I let the cook for about 8 hours on low and then sit overnight to cool.
The next morning I dumped them into a big bowl and put the seasonings in and use my mixer to mash it up. I chose this taco seasoning from the refrigerated section in produce because it was the most natural one I could find. It took awhile to mix it all up because there was so much.
I made enough for like 3 dinners so I separated them and froze them.
I hope you'll try it out! Have a great weekend!