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Friday, November 20, 2009

Hearty Bean Dip, For Snack Or Meal!


The kids are grown up. The household now consists of my wife, Sher, an aging Airedale named Clara, that was a rescued dog from ATRA, a cat named Willow I got from a meat market that I saved from the incinerators of The Humane Society, and me!
I seldom get to cook the quantities I used to nightly, so a lot of times supper is something between a snack and a meal! With the Holidays approaching at lightspeed, I thought I'd share a simple recipe, that goes with watching football, playing cards, board games, or whatever else you do for relaxation during the season...
Bean Dip. Not your "back of the can" recipe, either! This is substantial, and simple as all get out!
1. 2 cans(15oz.) refried beans
2. 1lb. browned, Tex-Mex seasoned ground beef- on the lean side
3. 1 Onion, chopped and sauteed with the browning ground beef
4. 1 Green bell pepper, chopped and also sauteed with the browned ground beef
5. 8oz. Velveeta(really!)or American cheese
6. 4oz. of a smooth taco sauce, medium heat
7. Drain beef/onion/pepper mix, hand blend all above and simmer on stove until bubbling hot
8. Put in bowl, or bowls, top with a shredded Mexican blend cheese(4oz.) and serve with warmed tortilla chips.
This one isn't rocket science, but people seem to enjoy the hearty texture on a tortilla chip! I haven't brought any leftovers home with me yet!

40 comments:

JihadGene said...

That sounds great! Easy too!

Kate said...

We call this sh*t dip around these parts. You wouldn't believe how fast it disappeared at the last retreat I went to!

Marjie said...

We don't do the bean stuff hereabouts. No one will touch it.

For your pork picnic problem, here's a link to a recipe I found in the Wall Street Journal. It was pretty easy and wonderful!

http://moderndayozzieandharriet.blogspot.com/2008/03/pork-roast.html

Good luck with it.

buffalodick said...

Gene- We love it, and it's easy, too!
Kate- It ain't pretty, but it eats good!
Marjie- Too late.. it will now be pulled pork and Au gratin potatoes!

K said...

I think bean dip should definitely count as a meal.

Brian Miller said...

yum! definitely a meal for us!

hope you have a great weekend!

TavoLini said...

Chips and dip are one of our favorite meals. It goes well with a fine barley pop ;)

Chef E said...

My hubby's mom makes a similar one at Christmas and the eight siblings and their spouses are on it before the kids can sneak in...when are they going to make it so we can just reach into the screen and have a few bites...

Akelamalu said...

Sometimes a hearty snack just hits the spot doesn't it? :)

Jeff B said...

I'll give it a go and give you a scouting report afterward.

Pam said...

My only problem with this is that I would never know when to stop eating it.

buffalodick said...

K- Watch spicy while pregnant- no induced labor!
Brian- Good for eating while playing cribbage!
Tavolini- Indeed it does!
ChefE- It's not pretty, but awful good!
Ake- Good way to eat without a production of cooking!
Jeff- You'll dive right in!
Pam- That's easy! When you run out of it!

G-Man said...

Buff...Never apologize or make excuses for Velveeta.
It's the smoothest shit ever!

buffalodick said...

G-man- That was the equivilent of admitting I was an alcoholic sex offender! I use it for high moisture content!

otin said...

I make something similar!

UBERMOUTH said...

If ever your wife runs off with the pets, I'm next in line right?

* salivates*

I will be making this dip very soon.

You should do a cookbook.

blueviolet said...

I think this will be perfect for our family Christmas party. Thank you!

Shelly Rayedeane said...

That looks delicious sweetie. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Donna-FFW said...

This is what my hubby would call man cave food. Food for men. In a cave. While watching football. Sounds right up our alley here. I have to try this one.

HoodChick said...

Wow, this looks great. Never mind the late night, post beer munchies!

Nat said...

Thanks so much for the bean dip recipe BD, I totally trust it is an amazing perfected recipe of yours so will turn to it soon !...

As for the kids growing up, reading your post made me feel kind of sad...i suppose...about the cycle of life. I guess thats why they say it is important to be with some you have a strong connection with...or else...once the kids leave the nest it can feel rather lonely i suppose. Although i doubt i could ever get used to it just being my hubs and me again...I love it when my home is noisy filled with giggles and laughter, and sometimes whining and crying ! : ) ... it is however the inevitable cycle of life...i guess.

tamilyn said...

I'm sure my party guests would love it, but the only beans I touch are baked beans-out of a can, spruced up with brown sugar, molasses and mustard. I know...I know-I have issues.

Denise said...

Awesome football food, just in time for sundays games...you rock.

Barbara said...

Isn't it amazing the number of recipes in our repertoires that include Velveeta cheese? I have an old wild rice recipe I have been making for years and was going to post it this fall. I made it for family (just to take photos) and the cheese curdled. I was amazed. Have been using the same recipe for years. I did some reading- wondering if the company had changed the Velveeta recipe but so far the only comment I could get was bake in a slower oven. Why, after all these years, that would make a difference I don't know..but I'll try it one more time.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

This sounds mighty tasty. I'll have to save the recipe for our "When the Broncos don't go to the Super Bowl" Party. I love the name Clara. I've always wondered what it would be like to have a giant Terrier. I have little ones and they are a handfull.

buffalodick said...

otin- I'm thinking we all have a version of this!
Uber- You're on the list!
BlueV- Holds in a slow cooker real well, too!
Shelly- Got the menu ready for T-day..
Donna- Around here, women eat this stuff, too!
Hoodchick- You whip this up in 15 minutes, if you're in a hurry!
Nat- We got another dog after the kids left- otherwise we would have had to talk to each other! :)
Tam- I really don't eat a lot of any kind of bean, but refried have to be my favorite!
Highlander-All Terriers are kind of hyper- ours just weighs 80lbs.!
Denise- Football watching food for sure!
Barb- Velveeta or knock-offs of it are over 50% water..I usually melt it in something already warmed- like refried beans!

Chris said...

Just in time for me to make this for the UFC party tonight!

buffalodick said...

Chris- Hope it's a hit! Did an oven pulled pork Friday night... that's my next post..

Just telling it like it is said...

Nothing like watching football and eating some warm tortilla chips and dip...mmmmm

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Can I watch? :)

Shelly Rayedeane said...

I want to eat peanuts with those chips. I'm craving peanuts. Lol.

buffalodick said...

shelly- I guess, but never seem to guess right!

Lil Red said...

I need to make more fun food like this when the kids are starving at 3pm and dinner's at 6.

Missed you, Buff!!

Mona said...

O Dear! I missed so many posts here!
where have I been? I don't know myself!

I love chips with dips! :)

(((BUF))) I hope all is well!

buffalodick said...

Red- Good to have you back! Visited your new blog just now..
Mona- Probably busy with your job! Hope it's going well...

Angela in Europe said...

I ♥ velveeta. I miss it so much. I wish they had it here.

buffalodick said...

Angela-You'd be tarred and feathered for bringing fake cheese into the country!

Just telling it like it is said...

depends on what you want to watch..wink wink

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That sounds really good! I bet even Picky Princess Nagger would like it, too! :)

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Good girls go to Heaven, but the bad girls go everywhere!
Stacy- Tastes a lot better than it looks!