Rita Ranchero Beans

Rita Ranchero Beans

Try this amazing dip or side dish; it's a delicious way to use up some fresh summer produce and is incredibly filling!
Prep 15 Minutes
Total 20 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Bud Light Lime® Lime-A-Rita flavored malt beverage (from 8-oz can)
  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooked rice or tortilla chips, as desired
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese (2 oz), if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until starting to soften. Stir in tomatoes and garlic, cooking until tomatoes release their juices. Stir in salt, beverage, beans and chiles. Cook until mixture comes to a simmer. Stir in cilantro; continue to simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Serve with cooked rice or tortilla chips, if desired. Top with queso fresco cheese, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • If you want some extra spice, simply add more green chiles and/or some fresh jalapeño chiles.
  • Try sprinkling chopped fresh tomato over beans just before serving.


Calories150(Calories from Fat35),Total Fat4g(Saturated Fat1g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol0mgSodium910mgTotal Carbohydrate23g(Dietary Fiber6g Sugars2g),Protein6g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C10%;Calcium4%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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