You can also enjoy this bountiful Southwestern-style topping with baked tortilla chips instead of potatoes. When corn is in season, substitute fresh sweet corn kernels for frozen.
4 (6-ounce) baking potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans (such as Eden Organic), rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 1/2 cups fresh salsa
1/4 cup (1 ounce) reduced-fat shredded cheddar-Jack cheese (such as Cabot)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange in a circle on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes, turning and rearranging potatoes after 5 minutes.
While potatoes cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add beans, corn, and salsa; cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Split potatoes lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Fluff with a fork. Spoon about 1 cup bean mixture over each potato. Top each serving evenly with cheese and cilantro.
This was so good and so easy to make! I used jarred salsa rather than fresh, and added some fresh spinach for some extra veggies. While this was great on a baked potato, I thought it was even better on a sweet potato.
I made this recipe and it was terrific. We ate it over baked potatoes, and also ate it as a salsa with chips. It's so good. I had left overs of the salsa topping and so the next night I grilled chicken breasts and topped it with the corn/bean mix and cheese and it was even BETTER the second night. Seriously, we'll be making this topping repeatedly for more than just potatoes.