Whats For Dinner Next Week: Baked Bean Chalupa

I am so glad that we finally have all of our Christmas decorations put up. We have a joke about how many we will find after the boxes are all labeled and put away. So far this year we have found the Jingle Bell Man hanging from the pot rack in the kitchen, Dear Santa I Want It All Hanging Stocking hanging by the front door...Santa must have missed the message...we are waiting one more week thinking there might be more that will surface. We better get busy with this menu before I just chatter the day away.Oh before I forget let me tell you we had so much fun at Full Plate Thursday on Thursday, sure hope you are planning on coming next Thursday, you don't want to miss it.

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One Of My Favorite Dishes To Make With Leftover Pinto Beans

Baked Bean Chalupa

Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Chicken and Dumplings
Steamed Green Peas
Green salad
Hot Biscuits
Fresh Apple Cake

Pinto Bean Soup
Seasoned Rice
Carrot, Celery and Raisin Salad
Corn Bread
Left Over
 Fresh Apple Cake

Slow Cooker
Smothered Ribs Link:Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Tossed Green Salad
Cottage Bread
Cherry Pie

Feature Recipe
From Left Over Pinto Bean Soup
Baked Bean Chalupa
Baked Tortilla Chips
Left Over Cherry Pie

Pan Seared Catfish
Seasoned Baked Home Fries
Cole Slaw
Baked Hush Puppies
Brownies and Ice Cream

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Green Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread
Lemon Chess Pie

Date Night
Wa Hoo!

Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Cook The Pinto Bean Soup 
In A Heavy Dutch Oven

Baked Bean Chalupa
Miz Helen's Kitchen
The Pinto Bean Soup
2 cups of dried Pinto Beans
8 cups water
1 medium yellow onion chopped
3 cups stewed tomatoes and green chili's
3 cloves garlic minced
3 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Sort and rinse the beans really well. In a heavy dutch oven bring 8 cups of water to the boil add the beans.
Boil for 10 minutes, cover and turn off the heat, leaving the dutch oven on the burner. Let the beans stand for 2 hours. Add the onion, stewed tomatoes and green chili's, garlic, salt, pepper, ground cumin and oregano. Add enough hot water to keep the beans covered and cook on medium heat for 2 hours.
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Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Mash The Cold Leftover Beans

Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Chop The Vegetables

Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Assemble The Chalupa and Bake

Baked Bean Chalupa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Baked Bean Chalupa
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes 6 Chalupa's
6 Corn or Flour Tortilla's
3 cups cold leftover Pinto Bean Soup
3 cups lettuce chopped small
3 Roma Tomatoes chopped small
1 yellow onion chopped small
2 cups Long Horn Cheese or Monterrey Jack Cheese or a Mix of the two cheeses shredded
Salsa of your choice
Pour the beans in a medium size skillet and mash the beans with a masher leaving some of the beans whole. Heat over medium heat stirring until hot.
Spray a baking sheet with oil, place the tortillas on the baking sheet. Beginning with the beans layer the following: beans, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cheese, and top with salsa.
Bake 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
I used 3 Corn Tortillas and 3 Flour Tortillas for this meal.
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We had a lot of fun making these today and they are so good an all time favorite in our family. I sure am glad that  you were able to stop by today and you be careful going back to the city and have a great week end!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Yum! This would definitely be a hit our house.

  2. That looks great. I'll have to try it. I took down all the info and hope to join you all for Full Plate Thursday next week. Take care.

  3. My goodness - this is some meal. I'll be over!

  4. You had me at slow cooker smothered ribs. Great looking menu for next week!

  5. These look wonderful! I love meals like this, thanks!

  6. Delicioso!
    Stopped by to follow your blog from the Spotlight Saturday blog hop... do comment/follow me back :-)
    Have an abundant 2011! :-)
    Positive Kismet Blog

  7. That sounds like a perfect way to use leftovers. What a tasty meal!

  8. Making out a new menu with the soup and chalupa's on it for next week! It all looks sooo good!
    Will you be posting a recipe for your Cottage Bread? I've never heard of it before and I'd love to try it too!

    PS...thanks for the snow report. Looks like we may end up getting some while we sleep!

  9. Delicious looking menu! Thanks for sharing your chalupa recipe, they look like something my family would love!

  10. The chalupa looks great, and it's something that my kids would love! Anything tex-mex goes over very well at my house. Have a great week.

  11. my mouth just watered. Yep, sure did. Thanks for linking this!

  12. YUM! That looks amazing! Adding it to my list of recipes want to try :) Thanks for sharing!! I hope I remember to come back Thursday :)

    Have a great week!


  13. Wowzer my dear those are some amazing, I want to come to your house :)

  14. Mmm...that looks wonderful! I love trying new recipes. I think I need to add Dutch Oven to my kitchen gadget want list :)

  15. Tasty. Filling. And I'll bet economical too. The sort of recipe I like to cook. Having mashed up beans in it as well is an added bonus!

  16. Hello, I have a half batch of the soup on the stove now... Please confirm, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, right?

    1. Hi Lynn,
      Yes that is correct, 1-1/2 teaspoon cumin. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your Pinto Bean Soup, it is a great day for it! You have a great week!


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