We had a craving for some "junky snacks". We had a bag and a half of tortilla chips in the house. One time, a friend of mine shared a delicious recipe with me: Heat 1 can of Hormel Chili with 1 package of Philly Cream Cheese. Then dip chips in it and watch your hips expand. That is by far the best thing ever. Thanks Celeste!Anyways - although we have a can of chili in the cabinets - we have no cream cheese. Ugh.
Off to Allrecipes. I found a gem of a recipe using the Ingredient Search feature! It's called Zesty Bean Dip.
1 can refried beans
1.25 oz of taco seasoning (I have a huge thing from BJ's that I picked up a while back)
1 tomato, chopped (I used a canned of diced tomatoes)
Heat the beans, tomatoes & taco seasoning for a while. Then put it in a bowl and cover with cheese. I popped ours in the microwave a little to melt the cheese.
The whole family loved this recipe - even the 5 & 4 year-old. If you control the cheese - it's actually pretty healthy.