- 1 can refried Pinto Beans15 ounce
- 2 tablespoons Salsa
- 1.5 cups Sour Cream
- 1 cup purchased Guacamole
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese4 ounces
- 2 cups Tortilla Chips
- Instead of salsa, use Chili Sauce
- Instead of salsa, use Ketchup
Mix the beans and salsa
Mix the refried beans and salsa in a small bowl. Spread in a thin layer over the serving plate.
Spread the sour cream and guacamole
Spread the sour cream over the beans, leaving about a 1-inch border of beans around the edge. Spread the guacamole over the sour cream, leaving a border of sour cream showing.
Finish the Mexican Food Platter
Sprinkle the cheese over the guacamole. Peel and chop the green onions and sprinkle over the cheese. Design the dish with Tortilla chips, and place the rest in a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Enjoy!
Mexican Food Platter is an idea for the recipe that I have made at home when some friends came over. They are loving Latin food and I’ve made this Mexican Food Platter honoring their taste.
Content on this recipe…
I’m not a great supporter of platters, maybe I’m old school, but a lot of users emailed me to make some recipes with this kind of dishes. A lot of platter recipes are already on the internet, and I wanted to do something different than traditional recipes. Therefore, I have made this simple, but tasty Mexican platter to tickle your taste buds. You only need to decide what sauce to use: salsa, chili or ketchup. I was saying above that I have made the platter for my friends, and they were delighted by my choice. This dish is for 4-5 persons, but if the persons are like my friends, only 2 of them finished one. Therefore, think about your friends’ tastes, and if they like Mexican food, adjust more servings from the ingredient list of this recipe and make more Mexican Food platters.
I don’t really see something special at a platter recipe, but it has its “bonuses”. It can be prepared very fast, without fuss, and is tasty. Depending on what ingredients you combine, the Mexican platter has the spiciness needed to differentiate among other same-kind of dishes. I balanced the ingredients as perfect as I could, just to make sure it can be great for any taste. It delivers a special flavor, and will make your taste buds crave for more.. and a lot of water ..
Few foods are as versatile as pinto beans. They can be served as appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and breads. Even some cake, pie, and candy recipes use cooked pinto beans.
Pinto beans are a good source of protein, fiber, micronutrients, antioxidants, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and the B vitamins folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. One half cup of cooked pinto beans provides 118 calories. Beans are good for low-sodium diets since they contain only the salt added by the cook. Beans are naturally low-fat and provide 5 grams of fiber in a 1/2-cup serving.
You can easily store dried beans in tightly covered containers in a dry, cool place; they will keep for several months when stored under these conditions.
I got this question few times, and I updated this recipe. Well, yes, you can. BUT! I do not recommend to keep it more than 24 hours in your refrigerator. It is best to make it on spot. Just prepare the ingredients with 2-3 hours ahead, and combine them when your guests arrived.
- Essential Equipment: 12- or 13-inch round serving plate or pizza pan.
- Purchase guacamole in the dairy section of the supermarket. It may be called “avocado dip”… it’s the same thing!
- For a hotter flavor, use a flavored shredded cheese, such as pizza or nacho, instead of plain Cheddar.
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