Black Bean Bagel Sandwiches

Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:10 min

Makes:4 sandwiches

1 can (15 oz)black beans, drained, rinsed

1/3 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder

4 bagels, cut horizontally in half

2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced

Lettuce leaves

1. In food processor or blender, cover and process beans, salsa and

cumin until smooth.

2. Spread 1/4 cup bean mixture over each of 4 bagel halves. Top with

tomato, lettuce and remaining bagel halves.


Beef Fajita Pitas

Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:10 min

Makes:4 servings

1/4 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa

2 pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets

3/4 lb thinly sliced deli cooked roast beef

1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

4 slices (1 oz each) Monterey Jack cheese

1. Spoon salsa into pita bread halves.

2. Fill pita breads with beef, bell pepper and cheese


Ham Bagels with Honey-Mustard Cream Cheese

Prep Time:5 min

Start to Finish:5 min

Makes:4 sandwiches

1/2 cup whipped cream cheese spread

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

4 bagels, cut horizontally in half

8 ounces deli-style sliced fully cooked ham

1. In small bowl, mix cream cheese, mustard and honey.

2. Spread cream cheese mixture over cut sides of bagels. Fill bagels

with ham.


Greek-Style Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:10 min

Makes:4 sandwiches

1 can (12 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked

1/2 cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-ounce jar)

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese

1 medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 loaf (1 pound) French bread

1/4 cup Italian dressing

1. In medium bowl, mix tuna, bell peppers, cheese and celery.

2. Cut bread into four 4-inch pieces; cut each piece horizontally in

half. For each sandwich, remove some of the bread from center of

slices; discard bread or save for another use.

3. Drizzle dressing on cut sides of bread; spread over bread. Fill

each sandwich with 1/2 cup tuna mixture. Serve immediately, or wrap

securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours.


Fudgy Brownie Sundaes

Prep Time:10 min

Start to Finish:40 min

Makes:18 sundaes

1 package brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

Ice cream, any flavor

Sliced strawberries and bananas, if desired

Assorted toppings or sauces, if desired

Chopped nuts, if desired

Whipped cream, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2


2. Stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, water, oil and eggs in medium

bowl until well blended. Spread in pan.

3. Bake 28 to 30 minutes (bake 25 to 27 minutes if using dark

nonstick metal pan) or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of

pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely for easier

cutting, about 1 hour. For 18 brownies, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.

4. For each serving, place brownie on serving plate; top with

remaining ingredients.