A slow cooker can make any number of dishes easier, but if you’re looking to up your slow-cooker skills, why not try some refried beans without the refry? These beans are incredibly flavorful and even more versatile. They're perfect for wraps, dips, quesadillas and burritos, but don’t require a speck of fat! The flavor comes from onion, garlic and cumin, with the light kick of jalapeno — not too spicy, since it’s seeded and slow-cooked — and chili powder.
Plus, you don’t need to worry about getting the proportions of beans to water exactly right. Draining the liquid and slowly adding it back as you mash the beans means you end up with the perfect texture every time. It’s so easy and delicious, you’ll never go back to the canned stuff again!