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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


Lizzy said...

I'm a big fan of Desi's blog...and I love what you selected, Kate! It sounds amazing :)

Kate said...

I love hot Mexican spicy and hot to touch! Great choice!

Chelsy Ethridge said...

Ole! This looks muy delicioso!

Erin said...

Oh man. This sounds amazing. I would like to eat this right now fro breakfast! YUM!

heidi said...

Love dips - love Mexican food - sure would love this!

E.K.R said...

Sounds and looks delish and I love how basic the ingredients are. Great choice for SRC!

Jane Craske said...

Oh yum! My husband would be all over this!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite said...

I'm convinced that I could live on dip alone, and this would definitely be on that list. Delicious!

Monet said...

I adore a good dip, and this one looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing with me. I'm sitting down to a late lunch, and I'm thankful I have food in my stomach because your post looks so delicious. I hope you have a great start to your week.

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Yum! This sounds so delicious! What a great choice!

Erin said...

Hi again. I can't find the tzatziki salad recipe you were talking about from MomChef. Do you have a link you could send to me? It sounds amazing! Thanks!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen said...

I was assigned Desi's blog before, and you're right...she has great recipes!

This one looks fabulous!

Denise @ Creative Kitchen

wendyweekendgourmet said...

Yum, Kate...this dip looks like something I'd devour in no time as well!! Great selection!!

Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles said...

Hi my name is Christine and I'm a dip-aholic. This would be no exception and love how easy it looks!

Kate said...

Hi Erin - Just to the right of my post is the list of blogs I follow regularly. Click on Taking On Magazines. The chicken salad was listed on her Sunday Sip as well as on a regular blog. Enjoy! Kate

Desi said...

So glad you liked the dip and thanks so much for your kind words about my blog!! You're so sweet! I need to make this dip again soon :)

Eliotseats said...

Sounds tasty! Hope your technological issues are resolved soon! (At least tax season is over!)