05 May 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Cinco de Mayo

This is my first attempt at joining BlessedwithGrace's Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays!

I receive A LOT (and I seriously mean A LOT) of cooking newsletters. Now I don't do a majority of cooking (Danny does because he is entirely tooooo picky about his food) but I do LOVE to cook and read recipes.

This recipe came from Betty Crocker's latest newsletter.

Betty Crocker's Seven-Layer Bean Dip

1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1 cup Thick 'n Chunky salsa (any variety)
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained (1/2 cup)
1 medium tomato, diced (3/4 cup)
Tortilla chips, bell pepper pieces or zucchini slices, if desired


1. In medium bowl, mix refried beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread mixture on large platter.
2. In another medium bowl, mix cream cheese and chiles. Carefully spread over bean mixture.
3. Top with salsa, lettuce, cheese, olives and tomato. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips.

Personally, I HATE olives, so I wouldn't add them to this recipe. I think I would also try this recipe without the cream cheese but use plain yogurt. I prefer plain yogurt on my tacos so this would be a good substitute I think.

I think I might make this tomorrow night - I know it's the day after Cinco de Mayo but tonight it chorus rehearsal and we have our concerts in 1 WEEK! So our celebrations have to be postponed 1 day.

My husband HATES cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt and really only likes melted mild cheddar cheese on his tacos. So really this recipe isn't something he would eat. That's OK - he'll eat chips and super super hot salsa. He LOVES spicy food, while I can't stand it!


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I love this recipe! Although I've never had it with the cream cheese. I've always used sour cream.

Looks yummy and perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi Dana. Welcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I am glad you found us! There are always so many great recipes. I am glad you shared yours with us today. Sorry that Mr. Linky was "sick" for several hours. Mr. Linky is back up and I added your link to my site. So, hopefully some of the ladies will get to visit your site and welcome you as well.

Pam said...

I love this dip! We have never tried it with cream cheese. I'll have to see if my family notices the difference.

Proud Mom said...

Sounds yummy -- is it cheating if I tell you Trader Joes makes one already prepared? And that it is delish??? Hee Hee

Dana said...

Aww thanks for the comments from other TMTT members! Cousin Pam - well since we don't have a Trader Joes near by I guess we'll have to "suffer" and make it at home.