With football kicking off and the holidays around the corner, you’ll need a great appetizer to serve up to friends, family and guests at gatherings and football parties.

How can we describe this dish? Simple, inexpensive, flaky, cheesy, ooey-gooey, finger-licking, crunchy and beany.

Yes, this cheesy bean pastry appetizer won’t break the bank and will wow your crowd.

In fact, we are willing to bet you can whip these together with items you already have in your pantry!

Randall’s refried pinto beans make an amazing filling for these appetizers, plus are easy to make.

You can find the recipe for them here!

Once you’ve whipped up the refried beans, making the rest of these appetizers is a breeze. All you need is some store-bought phyllo dough, olive oil, cheese and a hot oven. Pack in the beans and cheese, let them bake to a nice golden brown and enjoy!

Make sure you hold on to the leftover refried beans! They keep well in your fridge for several days and are great to have around for taco night!

For a filling with a little extra kick, try adding some thinly sliced pickled jalapeno peppers to the bean and cheese mixture.

Why get complex with your gameday grub? Make something simple and delicious that everyone at your party will love. Just make sure you make enough to go around, these are pretty darn addicting!


Cheesy Bean Pastry Appetizers

Cheesy Bean Pastry Appetizers


  • 1 box frozen phyllo pastry sheets, about 24 sheets
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing on pastry
  • 1 cup Randall Hearty and Healthy Refried Beans with Randall Pinto Beans
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded jack cheese


  1. Place a sheet of phyllo pastry on a large cutting board. Using a soft bristle pastry brush, brush lightly with some of the olive oil. Place a second sheet of phyllo directly on top of the first one, pressing carefully to smooth and seal the edges.
  2. Lightly brush some oil on the second sheet and cut the pastry into 4 lengthwise strips. Leaving a 1? margin on the end, place a spoonful of the refried beans on the pastry; top with some of the cheese.
  3. Fold up “flag fashion,” to form a triangle which encased the bean-cheese mixture. Seal the end with oil and lightly brush the top with oil. Repeat with remaining dough and fillings. Place phyllo triangles on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the upper one-third of a preheated 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.
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