Easy Meals: Refried Beans

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I have been racking my brain trying to think of easy things to cook just like the Mexi-Beans and the Italian Beans. This week, I came up with this one.

Refried Beans – 5 Points – Serves 3

IngredientsEasy Meals: Refried Beans by LauraMoncur from Flickr

  • 1 can of fat-free refried beans
  • 1 small can of corn
  • 1 bottle of salsa
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cheese
  • 3 tsp of Mexican seasoning
  • 3 Glad or Ziploc bowls


  • Open the can of refried beans and divide among the three bowls.
  • Drain the can of corn and divide among the three bowls.
  • Open the bottle of salsa and divide between the three bowls. This is ALOT of salsa, so if you’re sensitive to spiciness, make sure you choose the mild.
  • Add 1 tsp of Mexican seasoning to each bowl. You can also spice it up with Tabasco sauce, taco sauce packets from Taco Bell, etc.
  • Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese to each bowl.
  • Cover the bowls and put them in the fridge.

When it’s time to eat, pull out a bowl from the fridge, crack the lid and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. This recipe makes three meals and it’s EASY!

Easy Meals: Refried Beans by LauraMoncur from Flickr

I usually heat one up immediately (only takes one minute when everything is at room temperature) and then store the other two for later. I count this as one protein, one dairy and two veggies. It’s a little more points than Mexi-Beans, but it’s a nice change of pace so I don’t get bored eating the same thing all the time.


3 Responses to “Easy Meals: Refried Beans”

  1. anndelise Says:

    Thank you for your easy meal recipes. I’ve not really learned how to cook, but am still responsible for feeding my family. Trying to do so in SOME kind of healthy manner has proven to be too much to do at once. Little shortcuts like this are a great help. Thank you.

  2. claudia Says:

    how many points do you figure this is

  3. claudia Says:

    opps so sorry 5 points i see it now

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