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Salsa Pinto Beans

 Salsa Pinto Beans
This is a zippy alternative to refried beans. This easy side dish is so homey and hearty. Sometimes I top it off with a sprinkling of shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream.—Lorna Nault, Chesterton, Indiana
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup salsa


  • In a large skillet or saucepan, saute onion and cilantro in oil until
  • tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans and
  • salsa; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 96 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.