Homemade Refried Beans Low Fat Crock Pot Style


2 lbs. dried pinto beans, rinsed and sorted
24 cups water (12 for soaking and 12 for cooking)
2 Tbsp. adobo seasoning
1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 sweet onions, chopped

Rinse and sort the dried beans.

Put the beans in the crock and add the 12 cups of water. It
should cover the beans entirely and be about 2-3 inches over
them to allow for the beans to expand. Allow the beans to sit,
covered, overnight.

Drain the beans in the morning and put back into the crock pot.
Add 12 more cups of water to the beans and cook on LOW 10-12
hours.

Once the beans are done (soft enough) to your liking, drain
them BUT RESERVE THE COOKING WATER!

Mash the beans by hand with a potato masher or a hand mixer.
Add enough cooking water to make the beans to a consistency that
you prefer.

Soften the chopped onions with a little water in a pan over
medium heat, and then add them to the finished refried beans.
Add the adobo seasoning and garlic powder.

Makes 5 servings.