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Cheesy Bean Dip

With chiles, cheese, and beans and a sprinkling of cilantro, this quick dip has all the right flavors for your next fiesta.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) can Old El Paso® Refried Beans
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
jalapeño chile, sliced, if desired
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 9-inch microwave-safe pie pan, combine beans and green chiles; spread evenly in pan. Cover with microwave-safe waxed paper. Microwave on High for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until dip is warm.
  • 2 Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Top with bell pepper and jalapeño chile. Re-cover; microwave on Medium for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is almost melted. Lift waxed paper slowly to allow steam to escape when looking at cheese melt. Pie pan will be hot; carefully remove from microwave oven. Let dip stand 2 minutes; uncover. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.
  • 1 In 9-inch microwave-safe pie pan, combine beans and green chiles; spread evenly in pan. Cover with microwave-safe waxed paper. Microwave on High for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until dip is warm.
  • 2 Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Top with bell pepper and jalapeño chile. Re-cover; microwave on Medium for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is almost melted. Lift waxed paper slowly to allow steam to escape when looking at cheese melt. Pie pan will be hot; carefully remove from microwave oven. Let dip stand 2 minutes; uncover. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For entertaining make the dip in a pretty fluted quiche dish or on a decorative, microwave-safe platter.

To prepare in oven, heat oven to 350°F. In 9 or 10-inch quiche dish or pie pan, combine beans and green chiles; spread evenly in dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with bell pepper and jalapeño chile. Bake at 350°F. for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.