Help with refried beans

Candace - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )




I was given a case of refried beans and have no idea other than bean dip of what to do with them. Does any body have any ideas of what I could make?


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mix a can of refried beans with cooked ground beef that has been seasoned with Taco Seasoning. Spread it on flour tortilla and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top it with another flour tortilla and grill it like a grilled cheese sandwich for a yummy quesadilla. put taco sauce and sour cream on the side.


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Amanda - posted on 12/10/2009




Make breakfast with beans. You can make a "Huevos Rancheros" plate. Make 2 over-medium eggs cover with your fave salsa with home fries and a side of beans.Don't forget the flour tortillas to sop up all that yummy yolk! I doctor up a can of beans by adding a little olive oil and fine diced onions to a skillet and add the beans to it. Cook for a few minutes. The beans will taste so much better!

Jen - posted on 10/04/2009




My fam loves the mexi-pizza. Instead of using tomatoe sauce as your base, use the beans, then seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and cheese!

Kristi - posted on 10/02/2009




Hi Candace,

Have you ever thought of making tostadas. You could make bean and cheese tostadas which is what my kids really like. You could even cook up some ground beef with taco seasoning and put that on as well with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream

guacamole etc. You could also take flour tortillas and put the refried beans on and heat up some tostito brand queso put that on and roll up into a burrito. Or you could make nachos.

I hope this helps some.


Cathy - posted on 10/01/2009





I found another one! I couldn't resist telling you about this yummy chili!

Spicy Thick Vegetarian Chili

This thick, hearty, stick-to-your-bones-but-not-your-thighs chili is power packed with protein and fiber.

2 (15-ounce) cans Mexican-style hot chili beans

1 (16-ounce) can vegetarian refried beans

1 (15-ounce) can black beans

2 cups chunky salsa

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 (12-ounce) bag shredded, fat-free cheddar cheese

• In a 3-quart or larger non-stick saucepan combine the chili beans, refried beans, black beans, salsa, and tomato paste

• Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated and well mixed.

• Sprinkle a little cheddar cheese on top of each bowl of chili.

Note: To thin the chili, add water or tomato juice 1 cup at a time until desired consistency.

Note: For spicier chili add Tabasco sauce.

Yield: 9 (1-cup) servings

Calories: 197

Fat: 2g (7% fat)

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbohydrate: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 9g

Protein: 10g

Sodium: 1014mg

Preparation time: 4 minuetes or less

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes or less

Menu idea: Serve this with Corn Muffins

Cathy - posted on 10/01/2009




Hi Candace! I found this recipe in my Busy People's Low-fat Cookbook. It is delicious! You can also find lots of other free recipes on the Cooking For Busy Peoples website. I think your family will love these!

Pizza Burritos

I hit a home run when I created these. All my fans (my family) cheer for more.

1 (16-ounce) can refried beans

2 (14-ounce) jars quick pizza sauce

1 (8-ounce) package fat-free mozzarella cheese

20 (10-inch) fat-free tortillas

• In a medium-size bowl mix the refried beans, pizza sauce, and cheese. Stir until well mixed.

• To soften, put the stack of tortilla shells in a carousel microwave on high for 1 minute.

• Take 1 tortilla and put 2 heaping tablespoons of the above mixture into the center.

• Roll up the tortilla and place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

• If desired, you can make numerous pizza burritos and multiply the number of burritos you have by 10 seconds each to figure out cooking time.

Yield: 20 servings

Calories: 215

Fat: 1g (2% fat)

Cholesterol: 2mg

Carbohydrate: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 11g

Sodium: 900mg

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 to 7 minutes

Total time: 12 minutes or less

Menu idea: This goes well with salsa and fat-free tortilla chips, tossed salad, and frozen yogurt topped with fruit.

Marcy - posted on 09/29/2009




um, I heat up a can on taco night. My hubby is a diabetic so we usually do taco salads - turkey taco meat, plus bowls of the following to add as you please - refried beans, corn, queso, lettuce, shredded cheese and tomatoes.
With the leftover beans make southern scrambled eggs the next morning - eggs, shredded cheese, picante sauce and a spoonful of refried beans. You can even add chopped spam or ham !!! YUM!

Cynthia - posted on 09/29/2009




lol wow that's a lot of beans....


-Brown and season some ground beef ( or shredded chicken)
-finely chopped tomatoes and lettuce
-sour cream
Spread the beans on the tostada and use remainder of the items as toppings :)

Iysha - posted on 09/28/2009




Just heat it up in a pan with a jalepeno for a side dish....It adds some flavor to it, doesn't make it spicy(not a fan of spicy foods) you can make tacos, enchiladas, borritos, pork chops, chile verde, or any other mexican main course to go with it. The good thing is that it's canned so it can last a long time...It's not like you have to figure out a whole lot of things to do with it before it goes bad. lol

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My family enjoys Quick Nachos. Chips/Refried beans/ Cheese zap in microwave until cheese melts. Even the kids can do this.

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1 pound of hamburger
1 small can refried beans
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes
chopped onion
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
black olives
Frito corn chips

Cook hamburger. Drain. Heat up refried beans. Put some fritos on a plate. Top with refried beans, hamburger, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese and the olives, sour cream
if desired. It is so good. It's my husbands favorite salad.

Janeen - posted on 09/18/2009




Take some beans put them in your crock pot and fill with water, put in a pork salt, 1/2 onion, 1/2 jalapeno. Let it cook for at least 8 hours. Take out onion, jalapeno, and pork salt, if you want to cut up the onion and mix it in thats ok to. Just mash the beans with a masher and use in burrito, taco, nachos, whatever.

Tiffany - posted on 09/18/2009




Burrito,tosdada, a sandwich spread(very good protein and fiber), taco salad, nacho supreme.. when all else fails pass a few cans on.

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