Monday, April 23, 2012
Hot Fiesta Dip
It's Secret Recipe Club time again :-) This month I got SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl. I knew from the title of her blog that she was my kind of person! Steak rules!!! Desi is one busy lady. She's engaged to be married, just bought her first house AND is working on her masters in psychology. Plus, she writes a very engaging blog. I looked at a ton of recipes I wanted to try and finally settled on the Hot Fiesta Dip.
Since the start of tax season we've barely been home to eat. This past week we actually ate at home three nights because we had company. Ah, a perfect excuse to fix an appetizer that we'd otherwise not fix for ourselves. I'd gone back and read this recipe several times and loved the fact that it sounded super easy and could be made with pantry ingredients. Perfect for last minute company. So, I decided to try it out on our not-last-minute company.
What did we think? I thought there'd be leftovers for the next evening. I thought wrong. Everyone inhaled this. Now, here's the admission. The family room computer still was dead. The one in the kitchen wasn't happy. And, I didn't want to leave our friends who we'd not seen in about four years and run upstairs to turn on the computer, log onto the office, find the email from Angela with Desi's url, go to Desi's site and print the recipe. Nope, I could remember it just fine. Uh huh. I know what you're thinking. Did it have more than three ingredients? Then, why in the world would you ever think you could remember it, Kate. I know. I know. It wasn't exact. But, it was close enough for us to know that we'll make this again and again.
Now, if you're new to the whole Secret Recipe Club deal, here's how it works. About a year ago, SRC was born. The idea was that you'd be assigned a blog and you needed to blog about a recipe from that same blog. Kind of a secret pal for recipe bloggers. SRC has grown exponentially. I think if they had double the number of participants they'd still have a waiting list. And, no wonder. You meet the greatest folks. And, some of the best cooks around. The best part for everyone is that Amanda has all of the links on SRC's website. You can search fantastic recipes to your heart's content.
So, without further ado, here's the recipe the way I made it. Thank you so much Desi!
Amanda's Hot Fiesta Dip
1 14 oz can refried beans
fill the can with salsa or picante sauce
10 oz whole kernel corn
2 T chopped green onions
1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
1/2 t chipolte chile powder
2 c shredded cheddar or mexican cheese
Mix the first six ingredients together and pour into an ovenproof baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until the dip is bubbling. Serve with chips. We used Tostito's Baked Scoops and they were perfect.
adapted from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl