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.

Mexican Pizza


Refried beans and salsa stand in for marinara sauce in this tasty Mexican Pizza recipe. Take the toppings South of the border, too, by sprinkling on corn, chopped avocado and cilantro.

Total: 40 mins

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken & Millet Burrito

Family Circle

Mexican Seven-Layer Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Pre-made refried beans, guacamole and salsa make it possible to toss together this showstopping Mexican dip in a matter of minutes.

Steak and Mushroom Burrito

Family Circle

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

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.

Huaraches con Carnitas

Better Homes and Gardens

Huaraches, masa tortillas piled with toppings are a popular street food in Mexico. Try this homemade variation that calls for slow roasted pork carnitas.

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

Burrito Casserole

Family Circle

Tombstone Taco Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Huevos Rancheros Tacos

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Rio Grande Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Spicy Bean & Guacamole Burritos


Canned refried beans, salsa, and purchased guacamole make a simple filler for tortillas in this recipe. Try it for a quick vegetarian lunch or dinner.

Total: 5 mins

Slow Cooker Rio Grande Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Red and Green Layered Bean Dip

Diabetic Living

Similar to the classic seven-layer dip, this Mexican appetizer layers salsa, black beans, queso fresco cheese and more over refried beans. Scoop up a serving with crunchy tortilla chips.

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