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

Corn N Bean Burritos

3 reviews

This is a great summer dish because all of the cooking is done in the microwave oven, you won't heat...


Fast Refried Bean Soup

20 reviews

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


Cobre Valley Casserole

21 reviews

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


Championship Bean Dip

43 reviews

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

Chili Tamale Pie

1 review

This is a crowd pleasing potluck dish that's easy to prepare. A little heat, a little sweet, and a big...


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...

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...


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...


Beef & Bean Enchiladas

18 reviews

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

Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

12 reviews

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


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...


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...


Southwest Tortilla Pizzas

7 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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Two-Bean Burritos

2 reviews

“My husband and I love this flavorful recipe from my sister,” writes Beth Cooper from Columbus, Ohio. With over 6...

South of the Border Dip

Sometimes I double the recipe and serve it as a meal with chopped tomato, sliced avocados and sliced black olives.—Sandy...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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Bean Burritos

27 reviews

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


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...


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...


Beef ‘n’ Bean Egg Rolls

1 review

Unlike traditional cabbage-filled egg rolls, this version uses Southwest-seasoned ground beef and beans. These are a regular part of our...


Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

5 reviews

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


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...