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Spicy Bean Bites
Notes: Be sure to dice the cooked sweet potato and chop the dried cherries. Hannaford brand is suggested for the following ingredients: olive oil, black beans, pepper jack cheese, and nonfat sour cream. Nature's Place Organic Salsa, medium hot, is the salsa of choice for this recipe.
2 (15-count) pkg. frozen mini phyllo shells
1 tsp. Hannaford olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup Hannaford canned black beans, drained
1/2 cup diced cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 cup diced ripe mango
1/3 cup Nature's Place Organic Salsa, medium hot
1 Tbsp. chopped dried cherries
1 cup shredded Hannaford pepper jack cheese
3 Tbsp. Hannaford nonfat sour cream
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Spicy Bean Bites

Spicy Bean Bites

Spicy Bean Bites
  • Servings:Serves 15
  • Prep Time:35 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place mini shells on baking sheet.
2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Add garlic and saute briefly until golden. Add beans and mash with potato masher until chunky. Add sweet potato, mango, salsa, and cherries. Mix gently and heat through.
3. Divide bean mixture among 30 mini shells. Top each with about 1 1/2 tsp. grated cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top each tart with 1/2 tsp. sour cream and serve warm.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, March - April 2009