These super easy Mexican-inspired appetizers use Bisquick to get them on the table in no time flat. Served with a spicy martini they’re perfect for a warm summer evening.
Yep. It’s another Happy Hour Friday, and this week’s appetizers and drinks aren’t exactly on the light side, but definitely worth the calories.
Creamy black beans, spicy peppers, and sweet tomato are baked with cheese until hot and bubbly. Topped with cool avocado cream and colorful cilantro, they are perfection with a citrusy tequila martini.
Spicy, refreshing and the perfect way to end the week.
Happy, Happy Hour Friday!
- 1 ½ cups green pepper , chopped in small pieces
- 1 cup red onion, chopped in small pieces
- 1 small jalapeno pepper , finely chopped
- 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 small lime, juiced
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 1 cup Heart Smart Bisquick
- 3 large egg white
- 3 tablespoons water
- 6 slices low fat cheddar cheese
- 1 large avocado, small chop
- 1 cup light sour cream
- 1 cup cilantro, garnish
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray.
- 2. Heat large skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add peppers and onions. Saute for 10 minutes, adding chicken broth or water as needed to keep from burning.
- 3. Remove from heat and add tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, lime juice and hot sauce to taste.
- 4. In a medium bowl combine Heart Smart Bisquick, eggs and water. Spread in a thin layer in the baking dish and top with vegetables.
- 5. Layer cheese on top and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
- 6. Puree avocado and sour cream.
- 7. Slice Mexican bake into 16 pieces and top with sour cream and garnish with cilantro.
Mexican Martini – Serves 1
Recipe from drinkmixers.com.
2 ounces Tequilia
1 ½ ounces Cointreau orange liqueur
1 ounces lime, juiced
2 ounces orange juice
2 ounces diet sprite
Coat the rim of a martini glass with salt.
Shake drink ingredients in a drink shaker with ice and pour into martini glass.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. Filling and a great source of protein. Folic acid is important for the formation of red blood cells. Potassium is important for our nervous system and promotes a healthy heart rhythm. Fiber is important for digestive health.
Tomatoes provide a great source of vitamins C, A and K, not to mention the antioxidant and cancer preventing benefits of Lycopene. Tomatoes support colon and prostate health, and are a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate to support a healthy heart.
Amount Per Serving for Mexican Bake
Total Fat: 7.62g
Total Carbs: 9.65g
Dietary Fiber: 4.32g
Weight Watchers Points 3
Amount per serving for Mexican Martini
Total Fat: 0.08g
Total Carbs: 8.88g
Dietary Fiber: 0.91g
Weight Watchers Points 5