Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Chili Tamale Casserole

The combination of chilies and chocolate in this casserole from Ralph Stamm of Dayton, Ohio is a good match for the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar. Just a little bit goes a long way to enhance the flavors of his original recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Beef and Bean Burritos

9 reviews

This recipe made it through the pickiest taste testers: my kids! They absolutely hate beans, but love, love, love these...


Refried Bean Tostadas

2 reviews

For a change of pace, you can substitute purchased tostada shells for tortillas or add more lettuce and use taco...


Spicy Refried Beans

3 reviews

Need a quick appetizer? All you need is a can of refried beans, jalapeno pepper, seasonings and cheese. Serve with...


Chorizo Bean Dip

3 reviews

With its zesty Mexican flavors and tempting toppings, this dish is the first to empty on the appetizer table. I...

Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

6 reviews

You only need a handful of ingredients to make one of our family’s favorites. It's also easy to double for...


Brisket ‘n’ Bean Burritos

6 reviews

This easy recipe is stuffed with not one, but two kinds of meat: smoky bacon and tender beef brisket. —Ruth...

Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


Fiesta Dip

8 reviews

Rhonda Cowden from Quincy, Illinois sprinkles a warm creamy bean mixture with colorful toppings to create an effortless appetizer. "This...



Vegetarian Bean Tacos

2 reviews

I love Mexican food but was looking for a healthier option to share. My family devours these tasty tacos whenever...

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Refried Bean Wraps

"We fall back on this speedy recipe when our cupboards are getting bare and time is short," reports Arlene Stamy...


Super Nacho Appetizer

3 reviews

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's...


Mushroom Bean Burritos

1 review

“The whole family will love this. The filling can be used for tacos, nachos, enchiladas or salads.” —Trisha Kruse, Eagle,...


Championship Bean Dip

48 reviews

My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You...


Deep-Dish Beef ‘n’ Bean Taco Pizza

10 reviews

My whole family enjoys this dish that tastes like a taco and looks like a deep-dish pizza. The thick tasty...

Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

14 reviews

I like to make pizza, and this one is my favorite. I use a ready-to-use pizza crust when time is...


Fast Refried Bean Soup

23 reviews

This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold...


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Mexican Taco Pizza

Kathleen Hall of Irmo, South Carolina loves the ease and versatility of this crowd-pleasing pizza with southwestern flavors. “You can...


Cobre Valley Casserole

20 reviews

We live in southeastern Arizona, in a part of the state known as the Cobre Valley. Cobre is Spanish for...


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Creamy Taco Dip

13 reviews

You'll know this snack is a hit at your next gathering when you come home with an empty pan! —Denise...


Fiesta Appetizer

2 reviews

This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great...


Mexican Layer Dip

1 review

This adaptable Mexican layer dip is like a magnet to hungry guests at our family get-togethers and casual parties. It’s...


Bean Burritos

42 reviews

I always have the ingredients for this cheesy bean burrito recipe on hand. Shredding the cheese while cooking the rice...