Refried Bean Poblanos with Cheese {five ingredients!}

You guys know I don’t mind turning on the oven – even if it’s 100 degrees outside.

But I also don’t mind easy recipes.  Especially on a crazy weeknight.

This is a five ingredient recipe that will be ready in minutes.

And you don’t even need the oven.

So what will you need?

  • poblanos (if you don’t want any spice, use bell peppers!)
  • fat-free refried beans
  • rice (and yep, the pouch will work just fine – it’s what I used)
  • salsa (the recipe calls for picante but truth be told, I used two almost-empty jars of salsa)
  • cheddar cheese (I used sharp cheddar – I don’t believe in reduced-fat cheese)

And here’s what you do.

Cut the poblanos in half (lengthwise) and remove the ribs and seeds – that’s where the spiciness lives.  Place the poblano halves on a plate (cut-side up) and microwave for 3 minutes.

While the poblanos are cooking, shred your cheese.

In a bowl, combine the refried beans, rice (I went ahead and cooked mine for the 90-seconds before mixing) and salsa.

Spoon evenly into the poblano halves.  Top with shredded cheese.

Microwave for one minute or until the cheese has melted.

Dinner is ready.

5 ingredients, 10 minutes.


Can we all just have a moment of silence for the melted cheese?




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