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.
|Prep Time:||15 minutes|
|Ready in:||15 minutes|
|Yield:||6 servings, generous 1/2 cup each|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans , preferably spicy|
|1 15-ounce can 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.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, high fiber, low sat fat, low cholesterol, heart healthy, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 6|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||169 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||1 1/2|
|Carbohydrates:||21 g||Dietary Fiber:||7 g||Cholesterol:||13 mg|
|Fat:||4 g||Sodium:||519 mg||Saturated Fat:||2 g|
|Protein:||10 g||Potassium:||64 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||0 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Calcium (15% daily value).|
|Exchanges:||1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat|