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Just like Taco Bells- Copycat Pintos and cheese 

Copycat Taco Bells Pintos and cheese recipe

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Copycat Pinto Beans and Cheese, perfected with homemade red sauce. Capture the essence of the beloved Tex-Mex classic effortlessly at home.

Copycat Taco Bell Pintos N' Cheese

  • 1 Can Refried Beans (old El Paso)

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

  • Extra Cheese For Topping

Copycat Tacp Bells Red Sauce

How to make Copycat
Taco Bell Red Sauce

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Mexican Dishes

Spice up your kitchen with our DIY Taco Bell red sauce copycat! Our easy, step-by-step recipe replicates the iconic flavor, letting you enjoy the beloved Pintos and Cheese experience right at home. Turn your kitchen into a Tex-Mex haven and savor the fun of Taco Bell's signature sauce!

How to make Copycat Taco Bell Copycat Taco Bell Pintos and Cheese

  1. Start by opening your can of Old El Paso Refried Beans. As mentioned earlier, this specific brand is crucial to achieving that authentic Taco Bell taste and texture.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the Old El Paso Refried Beans, water, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. The water will help achieve the desired creamy consistency.

  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture continuously until the cheese is completely melted and incorporated into the beans. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Once your Taco Bell-style refried beans are smooth, creamy, and bubbling, they are ready to serve.

  5. Ladle the beans into serving bowls. If you want to mimic the classic Taco Bell Pinto's N' Cheese experience, add the sauce above.

  6. Now, it's time to sprinkle some extra cheddar cheese on top. You can be generous with the cheese if you like it extra cheesy, just like at Taco Bell.

  7. These delicious Taco Bell-style refried beans can be served in various ways. Use them as a filling for burritos, as a topping for taco salads, or simply as a dip for tortilla chips.

  8. For the full Taco Bell experience, pair these beans with our Taco Filling for Burritos, and you'll have a Mexican dinner that's hard to beat.

Enjoy your homemade Copycat Taco Bell Refried Beans, just like they used to be when they were hot, fresh, and delicious!

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Pintos and Cheese is a versatile dish that can be paired with various Tex-Mex and Mexican-inspired dishes. Here are some popular options for what Pintos and Cheese can go with:

  1. Tacos: Serve Pintos and Cheese as a tasty filling for soft or hard-shell tacos. It adds a creamy and flavorful element to your favorite taco creations.

  2. Burritos: Use Pintos and Cheese as a filling for burritos along with other ingredients like rice, grilled vegetables, and your choice of protein.

  3. Nachos: Top a bed of tortilla chips with Pintos and Cheese, along with additional toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, jalapeños, guacamole, and sour cream for loaded nachos.

  4. Quesadillas: Make a cheese quesadilla and add a layer of Pintos and Cheese inside for a delicious and comforting meal.

  5. Enchiladas: Incorporate Pintos and Cheese as a filling for enchiladas along with your preferred protein (chicken, beef, or pork) and smother them with enchilada sauce.

  6. Rice Bowls: Create a Tex-Mex rice bowl by layering cooked rice with Pintos and Cheese, grilled vegetables, salsa, and sliced avocado.

  7. Burrito Bowls: Build a burrito bowl with Pintos and Cheese as the base, then add your choice of protein, rice, lettuce, corn, and salsa.

  8. Chimichangas: Use Pintos and Cheese as a filling for deep-fried chimichangas along with other ingredients like shredded chicken or beef.

  9. Tostadas: Spread Pintos and Cheese on crisp tostada shells, then top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and your favorite toppings.

  10. Mexican Salads: Incorporate Pintos and Cheese into a Mexican-inspired salad, along with mixed greens, avocado, diced tomatoes, and a tangy dressing.

  11. Grain Bowls: Add Pintos and Cheese to a grain bowl with quinoa, farro, or other grains, along with roasted vegetables and a drizzle of lime vinaigrette.

Pintos and Cheese's creamy and flavorful nature makes it an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different combinations to find your favorite pairings.

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