Easy Fiesta Beans

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m
  • Rating ****

6 servings, generous 1/2 cup each

We love these boldly flavored beans as a side dish but they’d also work as a quick appetizer with tortilla chips on the side.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans, preferably spicy
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 2/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 scallions, sliced


Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

Combine refried beans, pinto beans, salsa and 1/3 cup cheese in a medium 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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9199

nutrition information per serving

169 calories; 4g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 13mg cholesterol; 519mg sodium; 21g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 10g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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