Sunday, January 30, 2011

Warm Bean Dip


As I sit here and type this, I am so stuffed from dinner.  
Like, roll me over, put a blanket on me and wake me up in the morning - stuffed.

However, I look at this picture of bean dip and I want to eat it all. How is that even possible? 
Because I just love food and I know it loves me. I have the jiggly thighs to prove it.

I hope some of y'all are getting excited and geared up for the Super Bowl. I know I am gearing up and excited about eating Super Bowl party food.  Today I'm going to throw one more into the mix and then I promise I won't pester you with more party food! Well, I can't promise, but I'll try really, super hard.
 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 325 degrees F.
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.

Enjoy!


38 comments:

HollyL said...

This looks soooo delicious!! *drool*

Siggy Spice said...

Lordy, I need to stop reading food blogs at night. This looks FABULOUS!!! Seriously, YUM! I think I may have to drive north and come to YOUR Superbowl party!

Jennifer said...

Well, you had me at "Paula Deen". Haha! I think anything she makes is just the yummiest. This dip looks great. Thanks for sharing :)
Go Steelers!
Jenn

Sandra said...

Yummy food display! I love and love your dip.. delicious!!!!

A little bit of everything said...

this is dip-licious Brandie. i'm not actually a big fan of Paula Deen but this really sounds good.

love the pecan cheese-ball too.

thanks for sharing, hope you'll have a wonderful day

Mother Rimmy said...

You have to have been dip and chips for the Super Bowl! I know what you mean about food. I love food and it loves me. At work they tease me about being a bottomless pit. I eat all the time. :)

Kristi

Food Frenzy said...

I love all the dip recipes that come out this time of year. Looks great! I bet the dip is consumed in less time than it takes to make it. :)

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happywhennothungry said...

Wow all this food looks amazing! Def perfect for the Super Bowl!

Tiffany said...

ooooooo luscious!

Mary said...

All these dishes look amazingly delicious and would be perfect for game day. There's something for everyone in your selections. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Desi said...

You have soooo many yummy recipes! And thanks for following my blog! I am so glad you stopped by, and that I found yours : )

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Your dip looks wonderfully cheesy and delish. Sounds like perfect superbowl food!

scratch-made wife said...

The husband recently requested some version of a "chili-and-cheese dip." I wonder if I can trick him into eating this dip. (He's anti-refried beans!) I bet I can if mine looks as good as yours!

thecountrycook said...

Scratchmade - cover it with enough cheese and maybe he won't even notice....orrrrr, add a little chili on top of the beans, that might be mighty tasty too. :)

thecountrycook said...

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Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

Can I come spend the Superbowl with you? Why do we have to have games and superbowls to enjoy these ridiculously naughty foods?!?!? WHY!?!
I agree, I love food and it loves me....a little too much. I wish I liked working out more, but instead I will just work out my palette!

Jessica said...

I'm just helping you out and testing to make sure your comments work. Looks to be fine to me! :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, this looks fabulous!!! In fact, all your party food looks wonderful...I'd much rather eat these appetizers than dinner!

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whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

Thank you for your kind words today, that was sweet and much appreciated. Isn't any day a good day for bean dip? Every year we have friends over for superbowl and every year they ask for bean dip! I can't wait!
-Gina-

Kim - Liv Life said...

OOOhhh!!! I can SO see this on my Super Bowl Table!!! My husband will love it!

Jill Colonna said...

We don't have the superbowl :-( but you're dip is enough temptation to have a party anyway!

Annie said...

This looks so easy and delicious! I just found out that I am off work on Sunday and this might just make it to my spread! So excited! GO STEELERS!!!!

Kimberly said...

Posted a link to this recipe on my latest blog post! ;-)

Kaitlin said...

Oh this is right up my ally..perfect party food!!

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Miz Helen said...

This looks like a really great party, can I come...everything looks really good, I would just stand at the table and graze. Thank you for coming to Full Plate Thursday. Stay warm and cozy this week end! Hope to see you next week!

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Tamara said...

This looks delicious!

carolinaheartstrings said...

I love this dip. I could eat it all myself! Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful tomato pie recipe.

Darlene M said...

I make a chili/cheese dip which my kids love.

1 can chili w/o beans
1 8 0z cream cheese
chopped onion (optional)
picante sauce or salsa
shredded cheese

layer as listed & put in oven until cheese is melted.


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Jana said...

This sounds so yummy! I am wanting to make a crockpot dip for my daughter's birthday party...do you think this would work to make it in there? How long would you put it in for? We're eating about an hour after the party starts and I won't have access to an oven, so it'd be a lot easier to do it in a slow cooker. Thoughts?

Rhondi said...

I made your bean dip for a birthday party and everybody loved it!

The Country Cook said...

Hey Rhondi!! That is so great to hear!! Thank you for taking the time to come back & let me know how it turned out! So glad y'all liked it!!

Diane said...

We've been making bean dip like this for many years, but instead of canned tomatoes, we use salsa. Doesn't last long in our house!!

Anonymous said...

Would I be able to make this in a crock pot?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE...Pester us with more football food. I need a variety for the V.F.W. in Joliet, Il. Football Sunday Fun - Day!!!!

Heather said...

This looks so yummy!