Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans with Roasted Garlic

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans with Roasted Garlic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes
Calories 3747 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet


  • 2 pounds dried black beans
  • 1 clove elephant garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • water


  1. Sort beans and place in slow cooker crock or large bowl to soak overnight
  2. Add enough water to cover by a couple of inches and cover loosly
  3. In the morning drain off the water, add beans to slow cooker and cover again with fresh water
  4. Cook on high for 8 hours or until beans are tender
  5. Drain and use a potato masher, mixer or immersion blender to mash beans, adding some water 1/4 cup at a time until beans are desired consistency
  6. Heat oven to 450 degrees
  7. Cut top off of elephant garlic and drizzle with olive oil
  8. Wrap tightly with foil and place on baking sheet in oven for 35-45 minutes or until garlic is tender
  9. Remove garlic and let cool
  10. Add 2-4 cloves of garlic, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt and butter (if desired) to beans and mix again until well combined
  11. Serve beans immediately or divide into bags or containers and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Recipe Notes

You will need at least a 6 quart slow cooker for the whole 2 pounds of beans. If your slow cooker is smaller then just cut the recipe in half.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans with Roasted Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3747 Calories from Fat 774
% Daily Value*
Fat 86g132%
Saturated Fat 35g219%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 2771mg120%
Potassium 13453mg384%
Carbohydrates 566g189%
Fiber 140g583%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 196g392%
Vitamin A 1555IU31%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 1129mg113%
Iron 45.5mg253%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.