CREAM CHEESE BLACK BEAN DIP

This dip has been a favorite in our home for years, so the recipe card bears the marks of having been consulted often. The dip can be made with or without black beans, but the added texture of those little guys is worth one more time around with the can opener. Enjoy!

1-8 oz pkg reduced fat cream cheese, softened

8 oz sour cream

8 oz salsa (I use medium heat)

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1 tbsp diced jalapenos

3 tbsp taco seasoning

1 can reduced fat refried beans

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

Tortilla chips (Tostitos “Hint of Lime” is our chip of choice)

Optional toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, parsley or cilantro, sliced jalapenos

1) To large, microwave-safe bowl, add: cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, cheese, jalapenos, and taco seasoning; stir well to combine; add refried beans and black beans; stir well

2) Microwave dip on high 5-7 minutes until heated through (pause and stir every couple of minutes); remove from microwave, add your favorite toppings, and serve with tortilla chips

Serves: 4-6 as dinner

Serves: 12-16 as appetizer

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9 thoughts on “CREAM CHEESE BLACK BEAN DIP

  1. Arielle Tan says:

    Wow it looks really good!

  2. Evelyn says:

    Can’t go wrong with that list of ingredients – yum!

  3. Love the photo, and the recipe has some of my favorite ingredients..I’ll bet this is super-dooper good!

  4. Teresa says:

    This sounds wonderful, Tamara.

  5. suz says:

    Tamara, what is Okinawa Catering 4 You?
    This recipe would be great for a party!

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