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Crock Pot Refried Beans turned into a Great Burrito Meal for the Freezer

I have never had good luck cooking dried beans.  They never seem to get soft.  I had a few packages of dried beans and my family has been going through a ton frozen burritos lately.  So I decided to try this recipe out and turn them into some bean burritos for the freezer.  The beans turned out great.  I was amazed how simple it was.  Why have I been buying the cans or buying the frozen burritos?? It was all such a simple process that will be making my own from now on!!
Crock Pot Refried Beans
from Six Sisters' Stuff
1 cup onion diced
3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed (you can also use Black Beans)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
5 cups water
4 cups chicken broth

Rinse and soak beans overnight in 6-8 cups of water (check your package)
I used 2 cups pinto beans and 1 cup black beans.

Place the onion, rinsed beans, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and chicken broth and stir to combine. Cook on High for 6- 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. 
Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency. ( I just stirred my beans to mash them.)

Not the prettiest picture, but you get what I am saying!!

For the Burritos:
18 to 24 Tortillas 
2 to 3 cups of shredded cheese
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
cooked hamburger
*anything else you like in burritos

Spoon some beans onto the tortilla. Add as much cheese as you would like. Fold in two sides of the tortilla then roll the rest of the tortilla.. I then put them on a cookie sheet and flask froze them for about 30 minutes.  Then you can either wrap them individually or bag them in freezer bags.
When you are ready to eat one, stick it on a plate and microwave the burrito for about 2 minutes or until the burrito is heated all the way through.
It made about 18 burritos.


  1. Sounds yummy! It's always nice to be able to make something the kids love:@)


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