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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 214.7
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.0 mg
  • Sodium: 284.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 13.9 g

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Easy Bean Tostadas

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Easy Bean Tostadas

Introduction

These tostadas are cheap and easy to make--and they're full of fiber! These tostadas are cheap and easy to make--and they're full of fiber!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 corn tortillas
    1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    1 cup salsa
    1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar (regular or vegan cheese, such as Daiya)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the pinto beans in a bowl, add the salsa and mash with a fork until well combined.
Place tortillas on a baking sheet, and place in oven for five minutes, until slightly crispy. Remove from oven and divide bean-salsa mixture among the tortillas. Top with cheese, and return to the oven until beans are heated and cheese is melted, about five minutes.
Serve immediately.

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  • 29 of 30 people found this review helpful
    This is a yummy way to start your day too, I live in Mexico so my Kids eat refried beans, my refried beans are spread on a large flour tortilla, spoon of rice, cut up tomate,onion,cilantro, 1 scrambled egg, roll it and then just lightly brown all sides in fry pan. Great energy breakfast!! - 9/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
    very good! I added onions and garlic to the mixture and used flour tortillas. Then I topped with some lettuce and a little sour cream before serving. Yum! - 6/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with refried beans, weight watchers shredded cheese and hot salsa for a quick brown bag lunch. Wrap it up in the tortilla of choice and microwave at lunch time. Serve with a side of guacamole...yum! - 7/5/11

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  • 10 of 17 people found this review helpful
    is it just me or does the picture look like it has shredded beef on it? it doesnt look like just beans to me. - 6/12/12

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    suggest adding 1 tsp or cumin or chili powder; also suggest adding chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, shredded lettuce on top; guacomole on side or top. - 2/4/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Yum..cant wait to try this! I will add shredded lettuce, tomatoes and onions, to fill up with some veggies. I like to squeeze in as many "freebies" as I can, to feel fuller :D - 9/1/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added a cup of leftover roasted chicken (nothing against the vegetarian recipe, it just needed to be used up!) and it was great! - 5/28/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just had these for dinner and I am still a pretty big eater, usually eating about 750 calories for dinner, but one of these was very filling. SparkPeople recipes continue to provide an incredible array of hearty, tasty, and healthy foods. - 4/3/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used flour tortillas because that is what we had, so I didn't pre heat them at all, just put the bean and salsa mix on them and in the oven for 7 min. Added cheese for the last 3 min. Served with homemade guac. SOOOO good! The husband LOVED it. - 6/6/11

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The picture shows 2 different tostadas. The one on the right has meat, but I think the one on the left is beans only. - 7/26/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    simple and easy..what more could we ask for? *grin* :) maybe adding some chopped onion, tomato, and green peppers....to the bean mix..tostada supreme. which means a touch of guacamole too.:0 for sour cream, I am thinking maybe a dollop of Greek nonfat yogurt. - 3/18/13

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I like to sue dried beans. I soak them the night before, then, in the morning, use my crockpot, some veggie broth, chili powder, cumin and an chopped onion. at the end of the day, I then use a slotted spoon to take a serving, mash them and go from there. - 9/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Ok-so I changed it up just a bit and sprayed my tortillas with cooking spray and crisped them up good, then topped them with the hot bean/salsa mix and cheese. Added some pickled peppers and avocado-wow. Such a fast and simple meal but super tasty. Already looking forward to the leftovers. - 2/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy and easy. I used vegan cheese and added some fresh avocado on top. - 9/5/11

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've made this but instead of the tortillas, I made it into a rice bowl using brown rice. - 7/13/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I like to add shredded lettuce or spinach, or any fresh green, and onions. To reduce sodium, rinsed the canned beans thoroughly, it helps a lot. you could use home made pico de galo, and no salt. substitute cilantro, you won;t miss the salt. Bought fresh pico del galo usually no salt. read label - 7/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy & yummy - my kind of recipe. I added a dash of chili powder (cumin would be good to) to the bean mixture. - 6/10/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY FILLING AND A TREAT BECAUSE I LOVE THINGS LIKE TACOS AND BURRITOS SO THIS IS A GOOD IDEA FOR LUNCHES FOR ME I ADDED TINY CHERRY TOMATOES TO MINE ,...AND A LITTLE SHREDDED LETTUCE AND TACO SAUCE. DRIZZLED. ON TOP OF IT all. - 3/3/13

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good, I bet that it would be good with mashed Black Beans too - 2/12/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for reminding me about this tasty fast meal. I like mine a bit sloppier. I toast the tortillas in a dry skillet and mash the beans in a small pan and heat. Then arrange the tortilla w/ beans, then salsa, then cheese. Pop in microwave to melt. Top with lots of tomatoes, lettuce & onion. - 10/13/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    You could use the flat breads which are 60 calories and spray them with I can't believe it's not butter to bring this way down in calories - 6/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious as is :) - 8/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used re-fried beans and it was tasty even my picky daughter liked them. Quick and easy lunch. I will definitely make this again. - 8/1/13

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    They sound excellent, so I'm going to make them today, but I'm adding shredded chicken. - 5/28/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Besides adding the salsa, I added 1 tsp of cumin, pinch of red pepper and also fresh cilantro to the beans. Spread the beans on the tortilla and top with some chopped onion and tomato. - 9/9/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy, delicious! - 5/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks yummy - 1/23/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The family liked this & it was filling. I used small white corn tortillas & was able to have 2 a piece. I also used fat free refried beans. This made the calories a little lower. Then
    we loaded them up with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, banana peppers, green peppers & onion. - 1/7/14

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  • As someone who doesn't cook often, I found this recipe to be easy, quick, and tasty! Thanks for sharing! Yum! - 8/6/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used fat free refried beans, because that's what I had on hand. It was really tasty and filling. - 8/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Add a heap o' veggies for a really delicious meal. Spinach, red onion and garlic, anyone? - 8/1/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    KInd of bland as is....I wound up toasting 3 small thin corn tortillas. I added green onion, garlic salt, and taco seasoning to the bean mixture. - 8/1/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks yummy. Can't wait to try it next week. - 8/1/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    did it without the pinto beans and put in taco meat and refried beans to have lots of leftovers for work. very yummy - 7/31/13

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  • Ok, so I totally loved this! I always love trying different things and this was sooo good! My hubby really enjoyed it too, though he loves his meat, he would add some ground meat to it. I enjoyed it just the way it was! Sensational! - 3/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Perfect for my Meatless Monday! I am having this for dinner. - 3/18/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this out. Looks delicious and I know it's got to be way less fat then a taco bell tostada. - 1/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorite go-to lunches. I don't use salsa very often, but it would be a good idea for the vegetable intake. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like beans but my son is my partner in crime when it comes to bean burritos. This recipes can be switched up many ways. - 10/13/12

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  • I like the simplicity! Awesomeness! I add mix greens on top, just for added nutrition. - 9/27/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 9/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wonderful - 9/15/12

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  • Very yummy - 9/11/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG!!!! Can't wait to do this!! Will be adding the lettuce, tomato and possibly onion as well as vegan sour cream. Then, when out of the oven, maybe add a dollop of guacamole or just avocado slices. - 9/5/12

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  • All family loved. Will make again. Thanks - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy !! - 8/12/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Its's much better with veges added and skip the cheese (un-necessassary calories). Works great with an egg on it too. - 8/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super Quick and Easy. I used Black Beans instead since that's what I had on hand and I also added a bit of grilled chicken on top. It was delicious and filling! - 6/12/12

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  • This was so good! I loved it! - 6/12/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Why does the picture show pork and avocado etc? Picture should be of the actual recipe. - 6/5/12

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  • So easy to make and I typically have most of the ingredients on hand - a perfect weeknight meal, especially when I don't have much time to cook! In a REAL hurry, I don't preheat the tortillas and I just stick them 2 at a time in the toaster oven. - 5/21/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! Think I'll try it tonight! But I will use "fat free" refried beans! MMmmmm! In the past I haven't ever found low fat cheese I liked thought! Thanks for sharing! - 4/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super yummy. Like others, I added some more yummy veggies - chopped onion, green pepper, and jalapeno. - 4/4/12

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  • a visit south of the border and still stay at home . did not change a thing . love on a plate . - 3/30/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think im going to try this...I use whole wheat tortillas for a lot of different recipes. - 3/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! Similar to other things I make for my family! - 3/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We aren't big fans of Mexican food, but when I tried these one evening for a light supper, my husband fell in love with them and has asked for them almost every day since. I had flour tortillas on hand and refried beans, so that was what I used the first time. Bonus: they're healthy!
    - 3/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These look absolutely amazing. Can't wait to try them.
    My husband is vegetarian but not so much vegan, like I try to be, and he loves Tostadas - I will make these vegan using the Daiya brand. I'm sure he will be delighted. - 3/17/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious!! Can't wait to try it! - 3/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! - 3/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    cool - 3/7/12

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  • Quick, easy and delicious! - 3/7/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thanks for a great recipe! I made mine with whole wheat tortillas and sweet corn added to the filling. Also had a side of mixed leaf salad with them and a dab of low fat sour cream... yum - 3/7/12

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  • Sooo! GOOD, i'm in heaven.Mmm mmmm! - 3/7/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just bought a pressure cooker and can now make fresh pinto beans in the cooker. Thanks for the recipe and idea. - 3/2/12

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  • Delicious, simple, and incredibly easy. Great whether or not you're short on time. I'll definitely make this again! - 3/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 2/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like lunch! - 2/16/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good!! - 2/15/12

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  • Quick.Easy.Yum - 1/27/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My grandmother used to make these when I stayed with her, many, many moons ago. Great for lunch or a light dinner. - 1/25/12

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  • This is delicious and fast - is there any better combination. I did add some chili powder for a little extra zing. - 1/6/12

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  • Very good, quck, easy, filling. Thank you for sharing!!! - 12/29/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I added extra veg., tomatoes, green onions, and green peppers on top. - 11/17/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious - 9/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, quick, fast, portable, and cheap. I used rotelle tomatoes instead of salsa. you can cut the calories down depending on the type of wrap, type of cheese, I got it down to about 200 calories... - 9/11/11

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and super easy. I'm going to serve them over the weekend - THANKS - 9/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! So quick, easy, and versatile. I used refried beans and added some salad and homemade guacamole. - 9/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So yummy and you can add all kinds of healthy things to it like cilantro or lime. THANK YOU!!! I so needed more lunch time ideas :) - 9/4/11

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  • QUICK AND EASY - 8/31/11

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  • Baked the tortillas 10 min. instead. I added homemade pico de gallo in the beans which is the bomb! Sunvista beans are really close to homemade. - 7/31/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sound so good will try soon - 7/27/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    don't forget the lime juice! :-) - 7/26/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awsome easy meal - 7/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick & easy (and easy to match to personal preferences). - 7/13/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good... I topped with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes! - 7/8/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these with mango salsa and finely chopped onions :) - 7/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like to add shredded lettuce, chopped raw onions, and cilantro. Since the fat is slow low 1/4 of a avocado, diced, would not go amiss. - 7/8/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good - 7/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it sounds rather easy ti make which tortilla's do u mean the crisp one or the breadie type one :) - 7/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good - 7/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY - 7/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with black beans and Newman's Own Peach Salsa. It was delicious! I plan to make this again and next time try for low-sodium canned beans and see if I can find low-sodium salsa -- I think the canned beans and the salsa I used the first time probably added up to too much sodium. So good!! - 6/29/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummmmmm! Im throwing some chopped lettuce and tomatoes on top with more salsa! Great recipe thanks! - 6/27/11

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy!! What kind of difference would it make the recipe if I used refried beans?? - 6/15/11

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  • So easy and tasty. Great for a quick lunch or snack, also. - 6/12/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Thanks. - 6/10/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a great recipe for troop meeting nights :) - 6/6/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, and easy to make. - 5/31/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds phenomenal and super easy. I will definitely try this. - 5/31/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What size is the can of pinto beans? - 5/31/11

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