Pronto Refried Beans

Pronto Refried Beans Recipe
Jennifer Davick
A sprinkle of queso fresco, a fresh white Mexican cheese, adds traditional flavor to this quick side dish. You can buy it at your local supercenter or Hispanic market.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


1 14 1/2-ounce can stewed Mexican-style tomatoes
1 31-ounce can refried beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
cilantro sprigs


1. Stir together 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can stewed Mexican-style tomatoes, undrained; 1 (31-oz.) can refried beans; 1 tsp. chili powder; and 1/2 tsp. cumin. Place bean mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup (4 oz.) crumbled queso fresco. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.