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Pronto Refried Beans

Jennifer Davick
Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.