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Spicy Refried Beans

 Spicy Refried Beans
Our home economists jazz up a can of refried beans with jalapeno pepper, seasonings and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips on the side for scooping.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, jalapeno and garlic in oil for
  • 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the beans, water, hot pepper
  • sauce, cumin, chili powder and cayenne. Cook and stir over
  • medium-low heat until heated through. Transfer to a serving bowl;
  • sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 95 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.