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Belizean Garnaches

Belizean Garnaches

One of Belize's popular and tasty recipes. Easy to make and full of the perfect flavors it's sure to become one of your favorites too!

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Belizean
Keyword authentic, authentic food, Belize, Belizean, Belizean cuisine, Belizean food, Belizean Garnaches, easy recipes, ethnic, ethnic food, family dinner recipes, meatless recipes, side dish, side dish recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author jamiesondiaries


  • 15 oz. Refried Beans
  • 4 oz. Asiago Cheese (shredded)
  • 8 Tostada Tortillas
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper

Onion Pepper Sauce

  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 1 Carrot (large)
  • 1/2 Habanero Pepper *optional*
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper


  1. Dice or slice your onions, bell pepper, and carrot, then place them in a large mason jar or container. Cut the top of the habenero pepper off and throw in with the other veggies.

  2. Pour the vinegar in the jar/container and add the pinch of salt and pepper to the mixture. Gently shake or stir to mix the ingredients together. Put the jar to the side.

    Belizean Onion Sauce
  3. If your asiago cheese isn't already shredded, shred at least 4oz of cheese and put it in a dish to the side (You can shred more if you're a cheese lover)

  4. In a large frying heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  5. Add the can of refried beans to the pan, as well as, the garlic powder, onion powder and pinches of salt & pepper.

  6. Cook the beans until they're easy to stir and seasoned to your liking. I cook them for about 7-10 minutes.

  7. Spread a desired layer of beans on the tostada tortilla. Sprinkle with your desired amount of asiago cheese, and then top with the pickled onion sauce.

  8. Make at least 2 because you'll easily finish the first one and...ENJOY!