Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cuban-Style Black Beans with Cheese Triangles

Servings: 6  |  Calories: 300
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Cuban-Style Black Beans with Cheese Triangles

A bowl of hearty black beans and chopped herbs and spices in a savory broth joins forces with chunky fire-roasted tomatoes to make a delicious Cuban-style dip. The dippers are handmade by you with peppers and melted Sargento® Sliced Reduced Fat Medium Cheddar Cheese sandwiched between tortilla chips to ensure every bite is crunchy and cheesy.

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) canned* fire-roasted chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained, partially mashed
  • 1 can (14 oz.) fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • =For the cheese triangles:
  • 6 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
  • 6 slices Sargento® Sliced Reduced Fat Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, cut in thin slices
  • Red chili flakes (optional)
  • =Garnish:
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  1. Add olive oil to a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, bay leaf, salt and spices; simmer about 3 minutes.
  2. Carefully add broth and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Place tortillas on a foil-covered cookie or baking sheet. Top each tortilla with one slice cheese. Top cheese with a few strips of roasted red bell pepper (and chili flakes if desired).
  4. Broil 6 to 8 inches from heat source until cheese is bubbly and tortillas are warmed, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven. Fold each tortilla in half and cut each into 4 wedges.
  5. Remove bay leaf from beans. Stir in the vinegar and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into 6 bowls and garnish with salsa and green onions. Serve each bowl with 4 Cheese Triangles.

Serving Size 6

Calories 300

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 7.80g 12%
Sat. Fat 2.60g 13%
Mono Unsat. Fat 2.80g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.50g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1344mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 102RE
Vitamin C 42mg 70%
Calcium 232mg 23%
Iron 3mg 17%