Friday, October 14, 2011

Warm Bean Dip




Saw this recipe here need to make this soon!http://www.thecountrycook.net/2011/01/warm-bean-dip-and-party-food-highlights.html


Ingredients:
2 cans (16 Oz) Refried Beans
1 can (10.5 Oz) Diced Tomatoes (see notes)
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
4 cups Shredded Colby-jack Cheese (see notes)


Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Drain excess juice from tomatoes using a strainer.
In a medium bowl, combine refried beans, drained tomatoes, taco seasoning and 2 cups of cheese.
Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour combined ingredients into dish and spread around evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until thoroughly heated through. Add remaining cheese on top of dip and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Serve warm with your favorite tortilla chips.


Cook’s Note: This is the basic recipe but you can definitely turn up the heat and flair with this. Use a can of tomatoes with diced green chiles (like Rotel) to turn up the heat or try using Pepper Jack cheese. Also, try spreading an 8 ounce block of softened cream cheese on the bottom of the dish first before spreading the bean dip on top. Throw in a small can of diced olives and you have a warm dip that is similar to a 7 layer dip. This dip still tastes great when it has cooled.

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