Monterey Beans and Cheese

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

This is one of those recipes I turn to again and again when I don't feel like working too hard on dinner. I'm including the ingredients from the original recipe, though I always add corn, and never add the bacon or green pepper. It's great served over rice. From the More with Less Cookbook.

Top Review by Starrynews

Easy and delicious! I omitted the salt (personal preference) and also rinsed and drained the beans. To make up for the liquid, I added water. I also added a little dash of cumin and used the optional bacon and green pepper. I may omit the bacon in the future, because I couldn't really taste it and the rest could stand alone. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using bacon, fry, drain and break into pieces.
  2. Saute onion and green pepper (if using) in bacon grease (or in a bit of vegetable oil if not using bacon).
  3. Add beans (and their liquid), tomato sauce, seasonings and corn.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring till mixture is blended and bubbling and liquid reduces some.
  5. Stir in cheese and stir till cheese is smooth and melted into the sauce.
  6. Cook, stirring till mixture attains desired thickness.
  7. Serve over cooked rice.

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