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Beany Bites


Looking for a quick appetizer fix for unexpected guests? This Beany Bites recipe is the perfect starter when you’re in a pinch. If you have 15 minutes, a can of refried beans, a few crackers, some cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a Jalapeno, then you’re set!


  • Bacon Habanero Pretzel Crisps

  • Refried beans

  • Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Jalapeno


1. Top Bacon Habanero Pretzel Crisps with heated refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, and some diced jalapeños for a little added heat. Serve.

How to Make Refried Beans

Making refried beans from scratch can be a pain. Luckily, there are a variety of canned refried beans that aren’t half bad. And ll you need to do is heat them up — what a time saver!

You can heat refried beans in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan or a skillet. If you choose to go the microwave route, be sure to spoon them into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp paper towel and heat for two-to-three minutes — the can should tell you exactly how long Don’t forget to stir often! You might need to add a little water to keep the beans from drying out.

Canned refried beans are virtually impossible to ruin, unless you burn them. But because they are a tad bland, you may want to add some flavor, like chopped coriander, sliced mild green chilies, or garlic powder. Cheese is also a great way to flavor-up a can of refried beans.

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