This, my internet BFF’s, is an appetizer inspired by Taco Bell‘s bean burrito.
For no other reason than I ♥ the hell out of them. And, I obviously love appetizers and finger foods.
If someone were to ask me what my favorite fast food guilty pleasure is, I would probably say bean burritos; they hold a special place in my heart. They rank right up there with Milo’s cheeseburgers. But see, Milo’s doesn’t really count because that would fall into the fast food burger category. So, the bean burritos would technically fall into the fast food Mexican category. And, yes, there’s a category for everything. This is food we’re talking about, you can’t just throw it all in one big group. Absolutely not where I’m concerned.
Yes, I used whole beans but you could use two cans of refried beans if you wanted to.
hinking about those bean burritos takes me back to being 14, and being in summer school. That’s the year I fell in love with them. There was a Taco Bell very close to the high school and obviously that was our go to lunch. (It didn’t hurt that it was cheap). And God forbid they leave off the onions. Damnit – then it’s not even worth eating. They always find a way to screw it up when you’re craving it the most.
This dip is the epitome of that burrito – AND I topped it with Frito’s that I seasoned. We all know what a love affair I have with those.
Why did I top this dip off with Frito’s when you’re gonna dip them with tortilla chips anyway?
Because I can.
Here’s your printable –
- 2 cans pinto beans, (15 oz each) rinsed and drained
- 2 cans enchilada sauce (10 oz each)
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 2 cups Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Put the beans in a casserole dish, cover with enchilada sauce, onions and cheese.
- Top with Fritos.
- Combine cumin, chili powder and seasoned salt and sprinkle on top of Fritos.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly.
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Dawn LopezOctober 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM
Yum, this is like having your cake and eating it too! What a mouth watering idea… perfect for game day!