Mexican Bean Nacho Dip

Mexican Bean Nacho Dip

We survived our first winter snow storm and it wasn’t even a slap on the wrist.  This morning the branches on the trees were decorated with freshly fallen stacks of snow.  It was quite beautiful and I wish I had photos to show you how lovely it was,  although I was playing Russian running roulette with my newly recovered ankle.  I probably shouldn’t have been on the icy trails, but I was drawn to the gorgeous snow-covered trees and paths. It was ‘me’ and the ‘crazies’ out there and the handful of people who I passed by exchanged subtle, awkward greetings.  There is always a strange and comforting bond when you seen another runner in the snow and in minus temperatures, not sure if we are laughing at each other or just happy to be out there!  I am doing both!

First snowfall at the end of the day

This is one of my favourite appetizers to serve when I am short on time and cooking a lot of other food.  It is hot, comforting, tasty and you can dress it up however you like.  I love to serve it with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole on the side and jalapenos are a must for us!  The cheese is oozing, the aroma is amazing and best of all, it is quick and easy to make!  On winter days, its wonderful to have a nice hot starter, ideal for parties and big groups because it takes very little time to prepare and then you can pop it in the oven and then it is ready!  This will be the perfect starter to your Thanksgiving Dinner for all my American friends.

The Best Bean Nacho Dip

Mexican Bean Nacho Dip
 
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This refried bean dip, is layered with salsa, fresh veggies or toppings of your choice, loaded with cheese and then topped with coriander and jalapenos. It is then baked in the oven for a hot, oozing, delicious starter! Ideal for groups and parties! Dip with nachos and serve with sour cream and guacamole.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • Small oven-proof casserole dish
  • 1 can refried beans any type (20.5 oz)
  • ½ pack of taco seasoning (about 14g)
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • Chopped coriander and jalapenos to garnish
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Other topping ideas
  • Sour Cream, Guacamole, red or green pepper diced finely, green onions, olives, thawed frozen corn, chipotle
Instructions
  1. When ready to serve pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a small bowl mix refried beans and taco seasoning together
  3. Spread it evenly in a casserole dish
  4. Layer the salsa over top
  5. Add any desired vegetables or toppings
  6. Sprinkle with cheese
  7. Garish with fresh coriander and jalapenos
  8. Bake in the oven at 350F for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted
  9. Serve with tortilla chips
  10. Hot sauce, sour cream and guacamole on the side if you wish

 

 

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