In My Kitchen: Pintos n Cheese

I’m not a huge fan of refried beans on their own, but when mixed with whole pinto beans they can become delicious. Add salsa and shredded cheese and you’ve got yourself a delicious side dish for any Mexican entree.

You’ll need:

  • 2 15 oz cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa (I use Pace Chunky Medium)
  • 4 oz shredded medium Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a large casserole dish, mix together 3 cans of beans.
  2. Stir in 1 cup salsa.
  3. Top with 3/4 of the shredded cheese, then microwave, covered, for 10-15 minutes, until beans are hot and cheese is fully melted.
  4. Top with remaining cheese and serve!

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