Monday, December 29, 2014

Cheesy Bean dip

Cheesy Warm Bean Dip 
Every Christmas Eve and New Years Eve we make snacks for dinner. Dips, finger foods and anything you can stick on a toothpick. Its fun and festive and makes my family happy. This bean dip is super easy to make. While I normally make refried beans from scratch in the crockpot, grabbing a few cans to make this dish is super quick and easy. You can also substitute a package of taco seasonings for all the spices if you don't normally have them in your pantry.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans
1 t of cumin
2 t of chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded

How To's: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix in refried beans until combined. Stir in taco seasoning. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with both cheeses. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!