2017-04-24 Another really tasty and easy rib-sticking meal to prepare is Santa Fe Cheesy Beans and Rice by Jaxx Drinkwater. He uses a packet of cheese but I found a freeze dried packet of refried beans with cheddar cheese and I don't think it needs the extra cheese making it even easier to make. Click here to see the recipe. He also simmers his but I was happy with how it all dehydrated just pouring 1-1/4 cup boiling water in the mix.
2018-06-20 I am thinking of using this meal for our 2018 Ham Radio Field Day dinner so I made up a couple packets, and ate one for lunch just to be sure I still like it! I do! It's really simple: 3/4 cup of Herdez Instant Refried Beans Queso, 1/4 cup Instant rice, 1-1/2 tsp taco seasoning mix, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, a packet of Cholula Hot Sauce and 1 oz of Fritos. That is only slightly modified from what Jaxx Drinkwater suggests on his site.
To make it I just boiled 1-1/4 cup water and poured it in and waited about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. It is tasty and filling, somewhat but not overly spicy. As he says, it is definitely a go-to meal.