Bonanza Bean Dip - You'll get extra points with this bean dip. Lime- and jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side.

Recipe: Bonanza Bean Dip

Summary: You’ll get extra points with this bean dip. Lime- and jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side.

Ingredients

  • 1 16 – ounce can refried beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 recipe Lime Guacamole, below
  • 4 ounces cojita cheese, crumbled (1 cup) or 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 8 – ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 2 1/4 – ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Green onion tops (optional)
  • Tortilla or Corn Chips
  • Lime Wedges

Instructions

  1. In bowl combine beans and cayenne. In one half of bottom of 2-quart rectangular baking dish spread bean mixture in even layer. Spoon Lime Guacamole in other half, spreading evenly. Sprinkle both with cojita cheese. Spread sour cream over all. Cover; chill up to 24 hours.
  2. Before serving, sprinkle tomatoes, well-drained olives, and onions over sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tomatoes. Sprinkle onion tops. Pass lime wedges. Makes 8 to 10 (1/2 cup) servings.

Lime Guacamole ingredients:

4 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely mashed

1 medium tomato, chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)

1 teaspoon shredded lime peel

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

directions:

In bowl combine avocados, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime peel, lime juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

Photo and recipe adapted from Midwest Living