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bonanza bean dip

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Baby Kato
Beautiful Shore Country, NB

This recipe has been posted here for play in Culinary Quest - Tex Mex. Recipe found at website: Lime- and jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side. Cojita cheese is a Mexican cheese that comes in a hard, dry form or in a moister version. This recipe uses the moister, crumbly version to add flavor to an easy, make-ahead appetizer dip. If you can't find this cheese you may substitute with Monterey Jack.

(1 rating)
yield 8 - 10 (24 hour cook time, is chilling time)
prep time 35 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For bonanza bean dip

  • 1- 16 - ounce can refried beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 recipe lime guacamole, below
  • 4 ounces cojita cheese, crumbled (1 cup) or 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 8 - ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 2 1/4 - ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • green onion tops (optional)
  • tortilla or corn chips
  • lime wedges
  • 4 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely mashed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon shredded lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

How To Make bonanza bean dip

  • 1
    Dip- In bowl combine beans and cayenne. In one half of bottom of 2-quart rectangular baking dish spread bean mixture in even layer. Spoon Lime Guacamole in other half, spreading evenly. Sprinkle both with cojita cheese. Spread sour cream over all. Cover; chill up to 24 hours.
  • 2
    Before serving, sprinkle tomatoes, well-drained olives, and onions over sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tomatoes. Sprinkle onion tops. Pass lime wedges.
  • 3
    Guacamole: In bowl combine avocados, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime peel, lime juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.