I found this recipe in a circular in a newspaper called DASH. They always have interesting stories, recipes, etc… from what I’ve read it’s from Condé Nast and Parade, definitely a good read! One day I’m sitting in the sunroom drinking coffee and reading the paper (HEAVEN!) AND wondering what I’m going to make for dinner because it is literally TOO HOT TO EAT… nothing sounded good to us. Then along came this recipe. We like to refer to it as D I N N E R ! Ha ha… I made a few subtle changes, mainly by cutting the recipe in half, but I left the amount of lime juice. Also, I used low fat extra sharp cheddar cheese and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream…I used ORGANIC refried black beans (be careful, so many of them are full of ingredients that won’t make your body happy, like “partially hydrogenated lard”, really. Ugh… good reason to buy organic)
We make it a few hours ahead and let it chill…. oh is it ever good!
Click HERE to print my version of this recipe… at the bottom I will pass you the original recipe…
TEX MEX DIP
1/2-3/4 of a 15.5 oz can refried black beans
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tablespoon water
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Guacamole made with 1 avocado and a wedge of lime juice (approx 1/2 cup)
1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 good large tomato, chopped
1-2 green onions (unless you have it in your guacamole)
Iceburg lettuce cut with a serrated knife (doesn’t turn brown)
Tortilla Chips for serving
(Yield: 2 as a meal or 4 as an appetizer)
My quick step-by-step:
Mix 1/2 – 3/4 can of refried black beans. I’ve found Amy’s brand to be the tastiest, but that’s me… mix the beans with the juice of 1/2 of a small lime and a tablespoon of water if you need it. Spread on a plate.
Mix the guac that you make with 1 avocado and wedge of lime together with about 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt (I use low fat)… (this is instead of spreading the sour cream, and then the guac) – Mix together and spread on top of bean mixture…
Shred some sharp cheese, cut up some tomatoes… top the guac mixture with cheese and then tomatoes… (you can stop here and cover and refrigerate… then when you need it, do the next step… that’s if you’re making it ahead) we tend to enjoy it more when it’s cold, so this method works for us. If you don’t make this ahead and are going to eat right away, you could add the cheese on top of the guac, then the lettuce and then tomato, it would be pretty that way.
Sprinkle some chopped green onions (OR you can put red onion, minced in the guac you mix up)
Top with cut up lettuce (use a serrated knife so the lettuce doesn’t turn brown)
Dig in… you won’t believe how good it is… mental note, even though I make this ahead and refrigerate and then add lettuce last, I will save some tomatoes to throw on top to make it pretty…
This is too good for words. Seriously!
Catch you back here tomorrow!