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Festive Bean Spread Recipe

Festive Bean Spread

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"This is a wonderful appetizer, a bean spread with a Mexican taste. It looks very festive with the red and green toppings, and it's easy to put together. Your guests will be asking for the recipe, so keep it handy ! The two cheeses can be substituted with one 3-cup package shredded taco cheese."

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  1. First (bottom) layer: mix together beans, salsa, cumin, and garlic powder, and spread on large, flat serving dish as a thin layer, maybe 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Second (middle) layer: mix together sour cream and taco seasoning, and spread over bean layer.
  3. Third (top) layer: sprinkle the cheese on first, then top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for about an hour. Serve cold with tortilla chips.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2012

I used homemade refried beans, homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was ok, kinda bland. Next time I won't mix the salsa with the beans, it made the whole thing too watery.


62 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

Good when fresh, NOT good the next day.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was so yummy! We had it for the Super bowl party,everyone enjoyed it so much! They ask for the recipe too... Its a keeper!

Jan 25, 2004

I took this dip to a New Years gathering last night. It was by far the most attractive dip on the table and it disappeared faster that the rest -- faster even than the similar dips. This tells me that I am not alone in thinking this recipe is "a keeper."

Jan 25, 2004

This was a very good and easy to make recipe! We all loved it!!! I added Olives and it was great!

Jan 25, 2004

YUM! what an awesome recipe! it was a hit! Thanks

Jan 25, 2004

Very nice. It reminds me of cookouts when I was a little kid. Now I'm all grown up, making grown up food. Fresh taste and full of flavor


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 433 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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