Mexican Refried Beans

An ultimate comfort food, Mexican refried beans are just that--pinto beans fried after their original cooking with lard, onions, and garlic. Worth the extra time to make them yourself, refried beans are a fantastic, fresh-cooked side to any Mexican meal.

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How to Make Refried Beans

Instead of reaching for the prepared can at the supermarket, learn how to make refried beans for your next Mexican meal. When cooked from scratch, this dish will be lower in fat and sodium than the canned convenience product. Refried beans are an ideal side dish for tacos, but they can also be used inside tortillas or as part of a layered dip.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

Crisp, cheesy, spicy and satisfying all describe these easy-to-make snacks. Beans, Pace® Picante and shredded cheese are layered with onion in between tortillas and baked in a hot oven to a golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with extra Pace® Picante Sauce.

Total: 20 mins

Baked Mexican Pie

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr

Refried Black Beans

Taste of the South
Total: 57 mins

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken & Millet Burrito

Family Circle

Steak and Mushroom Burrito

Family Circle

These super-stuffed burritos are filled with strips of grilled steak and meaty portobello mushrooms.

Chicken and Bean Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

When you need dinner in a hurry, these hearty tacos go together in next to no time.

Total: 20 mins

Spicy Adobo Pork Tostadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Eggs with Beans and Salsa

Ladies' Home Journal

Chilly-Weather Chili

Midwest Living

The hot and spicy taco flavor of this ground beef and double bean chili will chase away winter's chills.

Burrito Casserole

Family Circle

Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Tombstone Taco Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

Layered Mexican Dip

VELVEETA®
Total: 5 mins

Grilled Vegetable Fajitas

Family Circle

Grilling the vegetables--onion, asparagus, sweet pepper, zucchini, and yellow squash--to fill these vegetarian fajitas makes them extra good. Refried beans and cheese add protein.

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