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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007


Recipe Summary

15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

  • 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 Facts

generous 1/2 cup
169 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 21.5g; dietary fiber 6.6g; sugars 1.5g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 13.3mg; vitamin a iu 233IU; vitamin c 3.5mg; folate 6.4mcg; calcium 147.1mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 19.8mg; potassium 64.3mg; sodium 518.5mg.

1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat