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“It's tasty! I suppose I didn't have anything else around so I started thinking:) Preparation time is about 5 minutes if you toast the bread. This recipe is for when you want to make one sandwich. You can make as many as you wish.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices white bread (I haven't tried any other types of bread, toasted is fine)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (I like the Taco Bell brand)
  • 5 dill pickle slices or 5 dill pickle spears, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat refried beans in small pan till warm (optional).
  2. I like it right out of the can too.
  3. Take sufficient amount of refried beans from can or pan to place on one slice of bread (depends on how hungry you are).
  4. Add mayonnaise, pickles, salt and pepper according to your preference over beans.
  5. Add the other slice of bread and eat away!
  6. Don't knock it until you try it.

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