5 Ingredients + Microwave + 15 Minutes = YUM!

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I’m always looking for quick and easy meals.  However, I was surprised at the simplicity of this meal when I ran across it on the Cooking Light website.  It is a recipe for Refried Bean Poblanos with Cheese.  Seriously, it has 5 ingredients (OK, 6 if you decide you want cilantro), cooks in a microwave, and was ready in about 15 minutes.  They suggest serving it with a Creamy Chipotle Wedge Salad which has 4 ingredients and can be made while the Poblanos are cooking.

One of the other things I like about the Poblano recipe is that it is vegetarian, but you can make so many modifications with it.  Honestly, John and I kept saying, “Hey, you could . . . ” and suggesting variations for it.  Here are a few we thought of:
– Using different salsas.  For example, using a smoky one would change the flavor of the filling.
– We used refried black beans instead of pinto.
– You could cook and add some ground turkey or beef.
– Change the type of cheese.
– I used fresh peppers, but they have different dried peppers in the store.  Each would give it a different flavor.

This recipe is also fabulous for Meatless Mondays!

I hope you try and enjoy this recipe.  If you have favorite recipes you’d be willing to share, I’d enjoy receiving them.

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