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No Fry Refried Beans


I have been making these beans for years. This recipe is really just posted so my family has the recipe.

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  • 1 lb pinto beans
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • Velveeta or American or a good melting cheese of your choice
  • Bacon Bits (the real stuff) I have also used salt pork but you can't find it any more.
  • You can also add chili powder, cumin any spice of your choice. I don't use any.


Adapted from


Step 1

Soak the beans over night in water at least 2 " above the beans. Pour off water the next day and rinse beans. Put beans in a large pot and add 1/2 water and 1/2 chicken stock or for more flavor use all chicken stock.
Add onion chopped. If you use salt pork add it now, chopped into small pieces.

Cook until beans are very soft, mash the beans with a potato masher so that you have some beans left whole. Add bacon bits and Velveeta. Heat until cheese melts. Add salt if needed.



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