Chipotle Bean

February 5, 2011 8:31:04 AM PST
Super Bowl Party snacks aren't exactly known for being low-calorie and low-fat. But Weight Watchers ambassador Kristy Cox was in our ABC7 studio to show how you can make delicious snacks that won't compromise your plans to lose weight.

1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 tsp canola oil
1 medium shallot(s), or 1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
15 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/8 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp chili powder, chipotle variety, or more to taste
20 item(s) baked low-fat tortilla chips
7 Tbsp low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp variety
1/3 cup(s) salsa
3 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, minced, plus extra leaves for garnish

Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat oil over medium heat; then add shallot and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, salt and chile powder; mash with back of spoon or potato masher to make a pulpy mixture. Remove from heat; set aside.
Place tortilla chips on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon bean mixture over top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon salsa over top; immediately sprinkle with cilantro. Yields five topped chips per serving.