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Appetizer Recipes

Easy Ranchero Beans

Summary

These amazingly easy beans are filling and fresh--a perfect side to any main dish.

What You Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño chile, chopped
  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooked rice or tortilla chips, as desired
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese, if desired

Instructions

  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until starting to soften. Stir in tomatoes and garlic, cooking until tomatoes release their juices. Stir in salt, lime juice, chile and beans. Cook until mixture comes to a simmer. Stir in cilantro; continue to simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Serve beans with rice or as a dip for tortilla chips. Top with cheese.
Cooking time (duration)

Total Time : 20 minutes Prep Time:15 minutes

Number of servings (yield)

6 servings

Category

Appetizer

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Nutritional Information

Calories150(Calories from Fat35),Total Fat4g(Saturated Fat1g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol0mgSodium830mgTotal Carbohydrate22g(Dietary Fiber6g Sugars2g),Protein6g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C10%;Calcium4%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

These beans are also amazing as a dip for tortilla chips.

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