Jazz up refried beans for a special south of the border dish.
I'm Rachel Ray. And I make 30 Minute Meals. Now, that means in the time it takes you to watch this program I've made a delicious and healthy meal from start to finish. Now today I'm going with the trend and I'm whipping up a Mexican fiesta. I've got extra spicy refried beans with lettuce, tomato and lime. Let me grab a few things out of the pantry. Refried beans which I'm going to jazz up, I got some garlic, some cumin and some jalapeño. Get all this up here and this is another great thing about making your own passport dinners at home.
You can jazz up everything. You go to a Mexican restaurant you're favorite. And then one thing that doesn’t get a lot of attention from my money is the beans. You just get refried beans on a plate, not a lot going on. I like to jazz mine up a little if I make them at home. Hey, they come out of the can, they take no time plus I can add a little you know, extra something special to it.
Two cans of refried beans, one can of the jalapeños little pickled jalapeño that gives it some kick right there, beautiful and a little bit of garlic powder. Now, I'm just going to add all of this to this back skillet but I wanted on really low heat. The beans don’t need a lot to come up to heat and I want it to just kind of cook slow together there, so that kind of low. Just pile it all in there. Two of this, you know, what a really fun dinner to invite friends over too because its easy for them to bring something you know. You can say “Oh, hey do the beverages. Do some lemon and lime soda. Or bring the margarita mix along” you know, it’s a really inexpensive meal for everybody.
And Mexican I mean this are you know pretty authentic, I'm trying to do a pretty authentic meal here. It’s quick cooking food to begin with and a lot of flavor. I like the inexpensive part it’s the best. Okay, so here’s those pickled jalapeños. Put those in there for flavor and stage presence of course that just looks fabulous. And then I'm going to add just a little bit of garlic powder to it, a little sprinkle of that and we’re done just let it hang out and come up nice and slow and reheat.
See that doesn’t look like your regular restaurant refried beans. I'm going to go ahead and grab my zesty refried beans here. Just refried beans right out of the can. Spiced them up a little with canned jalapeño and its vinegar and I added a little garlic flavor to that as well with garlic powder. And let it come up to heat. A little hot sauce gives it a little zing. Now I'm just going to give a little color and a little texture change here by putting a lot of scallion on top of that too. Make it look very festive, very low maintenance side dish there beautiful.
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