Don't let the name scare you, nothing about this recipe is fried. I love this recipe because it is cheap, easy, delicious, healthy, and they are a GREAT recipe to use with food storage. Plus my kid won't eat anything with protein except beans, so it's a new family favorite. Yummy alone, or in anything where you'd normally crack a can of refried beans. Enjoy!
cheese ( I like to use sharp cheddar)
Soak beans in water overnight. In the morning, drain the water and season with garlic salt and chili powder -- use plenty of seasoning. Then place in crockpot with fresh water (about 2-3 inches above the bean line). Cook in crockpot on low for 10 hours. If there is tons of excess water, drain some after cooking but you will need a bit of water still in there. Add cheese to taste and mash with a fork until desired consistancy.