Friday, October 26, 2012

Scarecrow Bean Dip


1 - eight ounce package cream cheese, softened
2  t. taco seasoning mix
1/2  cup thick and chunky salsa
1/4 c. sliced olives (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup refried beans (16 ounce can)
1 cup chopped lettuce
2 cherry tomatoes
Triangular shaped tortilla chips

1.  Use food processor to blend cream cheese with taco seasoning mix.  Spread mixture in a pie pan or plate.

2.  Spoon salsa over the cream-cheese mixture.  Sprinkle shredded cheese (keep 1/4 cup reserved) over salsa.  Put refried beans in center and spread to make shape of pumpkin.  Add lettuce around face.  Add tomatoes for eyes and nose.   

3.  Use last of cheese over eyes to be straw.  Place tortilla chips for hat.  Refrigerate.

(I cooked the refried beans in microwave first - 3 minutes.) 

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