Everyday Mom's Meals: Just A Little Extra Effort

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just A Little Extra Effort

Welcome to day two of what appears to be Super Bowl week on EMM. I didn't plan it that way, but after I shared the Mini Enchilada Cups Monday, it only seemed natural to share the side dish I served with them, and then I realized both would be perfect for any Super Bowl party, so a theme was created.

If you serve refried beans at home, let me ask you this. Do you enhance them in any way, or do you simple take out of the can and heat up? Don't feel bad if you fall into the second category. That's where I usually hang out too. You can buy so many varieties that come pre-seasoned, why not! Well, this recipe is why not!

A friend gave me this a while back, and I'm so happy she did! Seriously, these take maybe an extra 10 minutes of prep time and taste oh so yummy!! Truly like something you find at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

If you saw the recipe on Monday, and are planning on making them, I just gave you a great side dish. Or, if you are looking for something else for your game day menu, grab a bag of tortilla chips, put them next to this, and watch them disappear! See, what you we can do with just a little extra effort? 

Baked Refried Beans
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. finely chopped white onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBS butter
1/2 c. shredded Colby jack cheese
Chopped green onions for garnish

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium sauce pan, melt better over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add beans. Stir well to combine and cook until heated through. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Spread into 9 inch pie plate. Top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. *NOTE* If you like spice, get the spicy variety!

Shared on The Country Cook Jan.30, 2015

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