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Salsa Pinto Beans

This is a zippy alternative to refried beans. This easy side dish is so homey and hearty. Sometimes I top it off with a sprinkling of shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream.—Lorna Nault, Chesterton, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup salsa

Directions

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, saute onion and cilantro in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans and salsa; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 159 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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