Crockpot Refried Beans using dry bagged pinto beans. No pre-soaking necessary. So easy, so healthy, so frugal, and delicious! Costs almost 75% less than buying the canned refried beans. Non-fat, lower-sodium.
Cooking dried beans in the slow cooker and freezing them is now a staple of my family's diet. I don't know why it took me so long to do this. I love beans and spent some time as a vegetarian so I always fall back on them when money is short and time is tight. They can make a quick and healthy meal. I use this great resource regularly for cooking and freezing them.