Mexican Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are extremely popular in Mexican cuisine. Although cans of pinto beans are always at the ready for a quick Mexican meal, cooking your own beans adds a whole dimension to the texture and flavor of your fiesta.

Chili-Cornbread Skillet

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You need only five ingredients and one skillet to fix this main-dish recipe. Top the ground turkey and chili bean filling with cornbread batter made from a mix and bake right in the skillet.

Bean Burritos

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Burritos are rolled Mexican or Tex-Mex sandwiches, traditionally filled with refried beans. Today's variation is a large flour tortillas wrapped around such fillings such as beans, tomatoes, avocados, and cheese. Serve this meatless, high-fiber main dish with salsa.

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

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A mild poblano chile pepper provides a hint of heat in this modern main-dish recipe.

Frijoles Charros con Carne Cuatro (Cowboy Beans with Four Meats)

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Spoon this spicy pork and bean blend over a pile of white or brown rice.

Pinto Beans

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For a barbecue or picnic, this low-fat side dish is delicious with grilled meats.

Tortilla Pillows


Who needs those packaged pizza bites? Freeze several of these super-simple bean "pillows" for a Mexican fiesta at snack time. These are great for school lunches, too!

Beer-Braised Brisket Burritos

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This tender brisket is infused with flavors from both beer and bacon!

Bean-and-Beef Enchilada Casserole

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This hearty dish has all the great taste of traditional enchiladas--cumin, chiles, and sour cream--without all of the fuss. It's a fast and easy favorite.

Three Bean Enchiladas

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Using canned beans makes this low-fat recipe for enchiladas a snap to prepare. We chose kidney, garbanzo, pinto, and navy beans, but you can use any combination of beans that you like.

Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Southwestern Salsa Steak Chili

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Total: 20 mins

Veggie Tacos

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You won't miss the meat in this fresh take on a family favorite. If you have trouble finding Farmer's Cheese, you can opt for crumbled goat cheese or even feta.

Vegetable Chili con Queso

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