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Black Bean Chili Dip

Black Bean Chili Dip (Photo courtesy Cabot Creamery)

Black Bean Chili Dip (Photo courtesy Cabot Creamery)

Black Bean Chili Dip is a great tailgate recipe for watching the game at home or fueling up near the stadium. Quick and easy, this appetizer comes together in a snap, simplifying your game day party prep. Serve it hot with crisp tortilla chips for scooping up all the cheesy, spicy goodness. If transporting to a tailgate party, pack tightly in foil and wrap in a towel to keep warm.

Black Bean Chili Dip
Yield: Makes 2 cups for about 8 servings

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained and partially mashed
1/2 cup drained canned whole kernel corn
1/3 cup salsa
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons chili powder
Cooking spray
5 ounces Cabot Sharp Extra Light Cheddar or Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, grated (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 tablespoons drained canned green chilies

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Combine beans and next 4 ingredients; pour into a small casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
3. Sprinkle with cheese and green chilies.
4. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is bubbly. Uncover and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.
Recipe note: For a quick afternoon snack any day of the week, this dip can also be mixed together ahead of time and portioned into individual serving dishes. Microwave each dish, as needed, on HIGH for 1 minute at a time until filling is bubbly and cheese is melted.
SOURCE: Cabot Creamery

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