Bean Brownies

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Bean Brownies
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Category: Brownies, Desserts and Sweets

Servings: 16

Bean Brownies


    Bean Brownies
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups pinto beans, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Puree beans in a food processor, blender, or mash by hand.

Blend melted butter, bean puree, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add egg white and beat well with spoon.

Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder. Gradually add to bean mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread in a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Cool. Cut into squares.

Yields 16 servings.

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Bean Brownies

Serves 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 181.26 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.06 g 7.8%
Saturated Fat 1.75 g 8.8%
Trans Fat 0.52 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 40.22 mg 1.7%
Total Carbohydrate 31.53 g 10.5%
Dietary Fiber 3.81 g 15.2%
Sugars 15.86 g
Protein 4.77 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C 1.06 %
Calcium 3.41 % Iron 8.92 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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8-Layer Fiesta Dip

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8-Layer Fiesta Dip
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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes

Category: Appetizers and Snacks, Dips and Spreads

Cuisine: Mexican, American

Servings: 32

8-Layer Fiesta Dip


    8-Layer Fiesta Dip
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 package Lawry's® Taco Spices & Seasonings
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2.25 ounces) sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared guacamole
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

Stir in Taco Seasoning Mix and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; cook until heated through.

Spread meat mixture in 2-quart bowl.

Top with layers of cheese, olives, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and onions.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

Serves 32 (1/4 cup) Servings

Nutrition Facts

8-Layer Fiesta Dip

Serves 32

Amount Per Serving
Calories 114.42 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.63 g 13.3%
Saturated Fat 3.06 g 15.3%
Trans Fat 0.21 g
Cholesterol 19.27 mg 6.4%
Sodium 174.9 mg 7.3%
Total Carbohydrate 4.9 g 1.6%
Dietary Fiber 1.08 g 4.3%
Sugars 0.86 g
Protein 5.05 g
Vitamin A 3.83 % Vitamin C 1.62 %
Calcium 5.36 % Iron 3.66 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 pound ham hocks, or 1/4 pound streak o’ lean (Salt Pork)
4 cups water
1 onion, chopped
House Seasoning, recipe follows

Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.

If using ham hock: Pre-soak ham in a separate pot, for at least 2, or refrigerated up to 24 hours, depending on how salty you want your stock to be. Add ham hock to slow cooker with beans and pour in ham soaking liquid. Add more water until ham hock is completely covered.

If using streak o’ lean: Cut into cubes, brown in a skillet, and place the meat and any rendered fat in the slow cooker with beans. Pour 4 cups water into pot.

Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well. Season, to taste, with House Seasoning, cover the pot, and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5 hours.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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