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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Fast Refried Bean Soup

22 reviews

This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold afternoons or make a wonderful last-minute lunch. If you like it spicier, use medium or hot green chiles instead of mild.. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Brown-Bag Burritos

12 reviews

"For a change from sandwiches, we like burritos-something many people don't consider in a brown-bag lunch," says Rhonda Cliett of...


Refried Bean Wraps

1 review

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


Refried Bean Pizza

1 review

Instead of tomato sauce, refried beans serve as the base for this Southwestern-style pizza. The cool vegetable toppings complement each...


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...

Cobre Valley Casserole

22 reviews

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


Three-Bean Taco Chili

30 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...

Two-Bean Chili

1 review

"I was sure to learn the secrets behind my mom's zesty chili before I got married," explains Deborah Heatwole. "Steaming...


Hot Bean Dip

2 reviews

My hearty dip is extra smooth, thanks to the cream cheese and sour cream I add. It's easy to assemble...


Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

6 reviews

Just a handful of ingredients add up to one of our family’s favorites. Also easy to double for company! —Susan...


Spicy Refried Beans

2 reviews

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

Cheesy Bean Dip

1 review

Folks always seem to flock to the snack table when the lineup includes this refried bean dip. When my brother-in-law...


Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

13 reviews

When I’m in a rush, I take advantage of convenient prepared pizza crust to create this Mexican-style pizza. If you...


Mexican Layer Dip

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


Mushroom Bean Burritos

2 reviews

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


Beef & Bean Enchiladas

18 reviews

These tried-and-true enchiladas are just what you need on rushed weeknights. Myra Innes — Auburn, Kansas

Vegetarian Bean Tacos

3 reviews

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


Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas

4 reviews

This recipe for this spicy main dish came from my collection of Relief Society cookbooks compiled by the women's organization...


Deep-Dish Beef ‘n’ Bean Taco Pizza

9 reviews

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


Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

2 reviews

This thick and tasty party-starter from Michelle Sawatzy of Isle, Minnesota takes advantage of prepared taco sauce and canned refried...


Creamy Taco Dip

14 reviews

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


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...


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...


Tex-Mex Bean Dip

For a supper appetizer at your next party, try this delicious recipe. This warm dip will delight all your guests.—Helen...

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Refried Bean Nachos

Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped...


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...


Bean Burritos

31 reviews

I always have the ingredients for this cheesy bean burrito recipe on hand. Cooking the rice and shredding the cheese...


Brisket ‘n’ Bean Burritos

8 reviews

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


Southwest Tortilla Pizzas

10 reviews

Here's a colorful and filling meal maker that couldn't be much quicker or easier to prepare on busy weeknights.
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Enchilada Lasagna

4 reviews

I adapted this recipe from one I got from a television program. The refried beans were a last-minute inspiration when...