If you grew up on good ole Fritos bean dip you will love this Copycat Fritos Bean Dip THM E Low Fat! I’ve made this for some time now and it’s one of those recipes that is so simple I feel a little funny posting it but, here it is. 😀
To make up for getting you guys over here for such a simple recipe I’ll throw in an extra one for free. Read on and in the next few paragraphs, I’ll also tell you how I make low-fat “refried” beans too.
I was raised on pinto beans but not the refried style so once discovering them at authentic Mexican restaurants as an adult I quickly began trying my hand at them in my own kitchen. These attempts were way less than satisfying; something was always missing. One day I decided to just zip it up a bit with a little of this and that…then I added the salsa and, bam, jackpot!
That must’ve been 40 years ago and I’ve made my refried beans with salsa ever since. It was an easy progression to stop frying the higher carb pinto beans and just dump it all in the processor with salsa and process minimally for refried beans and make a finer puree for the bean dip.
In the post about making Fresh Salsa from pico, you’ll find the recipe for the veggie mixture shown in the top bowl. If you normally buy your veggies already chopped at the store you can use the salt and citric acid in this recipe to make a great tasting pico. So good with these beans, chips, and even a little 0% yogurt or laughing cow cheese.
A serving of beans and sprouted brown rice, along with pico and salad veggies and topped with 0% greek yogurt would be perfectly complemented by these wonderful Masa Wonder Wraps!
This bean dip is truly delish but do be careful and follow the guidelines for THM E. If you don’t have the books be sure and check below for a link to all of them but first off you’ll need the plan book. I like to add the pico here along with other fresh veggies for dipping in addition to a few of the baked, on plan chips.
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Love beans? Find a list of low fat, THM friendly bean recipes from myself and other bloggers at the bottom of this post.
Please note! It’s very important that you use regular seasoned beans in this recipe. Using the chili beans or other taco seasoned type beans for it won’t give you the flavor of the “Fritos” style.