Because this filling mixture was so easy to make and has a great texture for filling wontons, I'm giving it a 5-star. The refried beans held the filling together very well. However, I did increase the seasonings, as I thought the taste was a little bland. I increased cumin to 1 tsp. and added 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, which made the filling delicious, but not hot! I made these and froze to have during the Holidays. I especially like being able to cook, freeze, and reheat when needed. A good freezer appetizer which I'll probably serve with a salsa dor dipping. Update: After I made these, I fried a few to test them before freezing. They were so good we ate them ALL as a snack-supper, so none of them made it to the freezer. I'll be making this again for the freezer during the holidays.
I made a few changes to use what I had on hand: Heinz Spicy Ketchup (has Tabasco in it), Southwestern Seasoning from Pampered Chef, Tex-Mex cheese and sweet red bell pepper. Yum!
FAB-U-LOUS! I made these for a mexican themed party and they were a GREAT success! They do take a bit of work assembling, but are well worth it in the end. I added some minced garlic and a can of fresh sweet corn (drained of course) to the mix - that added a nice little extra crunch to the mix. :) Thank you for posting this recipe!