Cheesy Pinto Beans

What You Need:

-Garlic -Jalapeño -Cooking Oil -Pinto Beans -Smoked Paprika

-Cumin -Black Pepper -Hot Sauce -Cheddar Cheese


Mince garlic and finely dice jalapeño (seeds and stem removed). Add them to a pot along with cooking oil. Sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until the garlic becomes really fragrant.

Sauté Garlic and Jalapeño


Add can of pinto beans to a blender (with the liquid in the can) and purée until smooth. Alternately, you can use an immersion blender in the pot with the beans.

Puree Beans


Add the puréed beans to the pot along with a second can of pinto beans (drained). Stir to combine.

Add to Pot


Season the beans with smoked paprika, ground cumin, freshly cracked black pepper, and a couple of dashes of hot sauce. Stir to combine and then allow the beans to heat through, stirring occasionally.

Add Spices


Once the beans are hot, add shredded cheddar cheese.

Add Cheese


Stir the beans until the cheese has melted smoothly into the beans.

Stir Together

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