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Easy Fiesta Beans

May/June 2007

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An easy, tasty way to jazz up canned refried and pinto beans for the perfect side to accompany any Tex-Mex meal. Opt for fat-free refried beans and no-salt-added pinto beans to keep this dish as healthy as possible.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was soooo good. I made this as a side dish and it was fantastic (better than the meal). It is super easy to make and completely delicious. Highly recommend! "
Easy Fiesta Beans Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, generous 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce can nonfat refried beans, preferably spicy
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 scallions, sliced

Preparation

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Combine refried beans, pinto beans, salsa and 1/3 cup cheese in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture is hot and the cheese is melted, 6 to 8 minutes. Spoon the bean mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup cheese and scallions. Broil until the cheese is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 169 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 7 g fiber; 519 mg sodium; 64 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (15% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat



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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
Southwest
Mexican
Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Beans/Legumes
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Publication
May/June 2007

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