Alright, now that you have your Spicy Enchilada Sauce, it’s time to talk about the next piece of our pie… beans! Yes, “beans, beans, those magical things…!”
I absolutely love beans because they are high in fiber, a great source of protein when paired with a complex carb (#ilovecarbs!), and filling! Plus, they are super budget friendly and easy to prepare on a minutes notice.
This recipe is a take on the traditional refried bean that pairs perfectly as a stand alone with chips, the bottom layer to a 7-Layer Dip, an accompaniment to your tacos or an extra addition to a classic enchilada! When I think refried bean, I always think of lard, heavy cheese and loads of calories! While these beans are void of these three, they are definitely NOT lacking in flavor.
My Simple Swap secret in extending the “bulk” of these beans without adding a ton of calories is in the addition of the bell peppers. By pulsing these into the Ninja, you add volume, not calories! BONUS, you are able to nosh on a few servings without wrecking havoc on your waistline!
I often serve this with a bag of Nacho Cheese Tortilla Popchips, one of my Game Day favorite snack foods! Okay, I’ll be honest, one of my daily favorite snack foods :)… Yes, #Ilovecarbs!
Tri Color Refried Black Bean Dip
- 0.25 cup tomato s, chopped
- Combine 1 cup of the black beans, bell peppers, onion and spices in a food processor or Ninja.
- Pulse 2 to 3 times, do not over pulse! Mixture should be thin but not pourable.
- Empty contents back into the remaining whole black beans and stir.
- Mixture should spread like a hummus!
Your typical refried beans contain over 100 calories, 7 grams of total fat and nearly 400 mg of sodium per serving! Nix the canned variety and pump up the fiber with your own spread.
Stay tuned for the final reveal, combing Spicy Enchilada Sauce and Tri-Color Refried Black Bean Dip to make your new game day treat, Turkey Enchiladas!