Refried Beans with Roasted Salsa and Monterey Jack

Refried Beans with Roasted Salsa and Monterey Jack

Serves 6

Be sure to use a fire-roasted salsa to make this easy, lighter version of traditional refried beans. Their smokiness will add unrivaled flavor and fragrance to the dish. Serve as a side dish, or as a dip with tortilla chips.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
  • 3/4 cup fire-roasted salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Method: 

In a saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until softened. Add cumin and beans and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and mash beans with a potato masher or large fork. Stir in salsa. Reheat beans, season and place in a shallow serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 10g protein
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