I know that a “dip” is usually considered an appetizer or maybe even a snack.
But I have to confess that this is one dip we eat as a main dish!
My sister-in-law shared the recipe with me years ago and it’s been a family staple ever since.
The original recipe calls for a can of chili – but my favorite way to make it is using left-over homemade chili. Sometimes I’ll even freeze that little bit left in a batch just to make this dip.
You can bake it, layer it in a crock pot or even pop it in the microwave. Don’t worry too much about exact measurements – just use what you have. It’s an easy recipe to double or triple if you’re feeding a crowd.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can refried beans
8 ounces sour cream
1 can Hormel chili (or homemade)
8 ounces cheddar cheese
Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking dish. Layer the remaining ingredients in order. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
Serve with tortilla chips and – if you want to be fancy – peppers, onions, black olives, tomatoes, lettuce, and salsa.
It’s graduation time again and it’s time to start making the rounds of all those open houses!
Think sheet cakes and cream cheese mints. 🙂
Our first graduation of the season was my niece Lexie’s – who graduated last weekend from a small Christian school.
It was so small there were only 8 graduates – and each one had in a part in the ceremony. It was a fun evening with hands-down, no questions, the very best graduation address I have ever heard!
The next day at her Open House, my sister-in-law served some really yummy chili dip. People were raving over it as they went back for seconds and thirds and fourths. Many a diet was busted that afternoon- including mine.
The great thing is – it was super simple! It has – are you ready for this – 2 ingredients. Yes, two!
8 ounces cream cheese
1 jar Hormel chili (no beans)
Just heat them together and serve with tortilla chips.
My sister-in-law just dumped them in the crock pot and stirred them together.
Super simple and super yummy – which left us all free to spend time together making special memories.
I’ve linked this post up with Tasty Tuesday and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.