There is nothing I love quite so much as a stupid easy recipe. Except a stupid easy recipe that is also super delicious.
Lately I've tried several bean dips--they're super cheap and a quick dinner or fun party food. They've all been decent, but none has been worthy of this blog. This one is. It's just delicious. I must admit that the beans in this dip are sort of a vehicle for cheese. I'm okay with that.
This recipe can be made in the crock pot. But if you lack four hours of foresight as I always seem to, you can throw it in the oven for 20-30 minutes and you're good.
Easy Cheesy Bean Dip
adapted from Recipes that Crock
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes in oven; 4 hours in crock pot
Cost: $5.00 (or $.50/serving)
cream cheese: 1.00, sour cream: .70, beans: .50, seasonings: .20, cheese: 1.50, chips: 1.00
8 oz cream cheese--softened
1 C sour cream or Greek yogurt
16 oz can refried beans
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar--divided
Blend everything, but cheese and tortilla chips.
Spoon half cream cheese/bean mixture into 9x13 inch pan. Layer with half the cheese.
Add remaining cream cheese/bean mixture. Add remaining cheese.
Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling at edges. Or cook in crock pot on low for four hours.
Eat with tortilla chips. (And maybe a veggie thereby if you're one of those righteous types.)