spicy pinto bean dip

now that football season is upon us,
it’s only natural for one to crave nachos, chips and dips.
for me, the first dip i crave is this one, a spicy & creamy bean dip.
and it’s just a little bit sinful.
but worth every chip you dip in it.

spicy bean dip

1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened

8 oz sour cream

2 16-oz cans fat free refried beans (regular or spicy)

1 package taco seasoning mix (or 2 tbsp of my homeade mix)

5 drops hot pepper sauce, such as tabasco OR about 1 tbsp+ sriracha (my personal favorite; you can use more, to taste)

2 tbsp dried parsley (or a little over 1/4 cup fresh, chopped parsley)

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 8-oz package shredded cheddar cheese

1 8-oz package shredded monterey jack cheese


1. preheat oven to 350.

2. in a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and sour cream. mix in the taco seasoning, green onions, and parsley and blend well. mix in the refried beans, hot pepper sauce, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese and 3/4 of the monterey jack cheese. transfer the mixture to a medium-sized baking dish (mine was a 12 inch oval). top with remaining cheddar & monterey jack cheeses.

3. bake for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is slightly browned.

recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
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