When I say easy I mean it! I timed myself the other day. I took me 1 minute and 45 seconds to make this dip (I cheated and pre-opened my cans with the can opener).
If you are the type of person that likes to have specific directions for cooking, than this recipe is not for you! I made it up so I don't have precise measurements for you! However, have a little fun with it and I promise you will like it.
1. The base of the dip is made of 4 things.
-Shredded Cheese (Mexican or Mozzarella)
- Cream Cheese
I use a full 8 oz of cream cheese that had been melted in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Once I dump the cream cheese in I scooped out about the same amount of sour cream and mayonnaise as I had cream cheese. I just do this by eye and try to do a good job of getting even parts of each of the three. Lastly I dump a whole bag of cheese in. Mix it up.
2. Next I mix in
- 2 cans of corn
- 1 can of southwestern bean salad (if you just add a can of beans that isn't southwestern, add a packet of taco seasoning)
- A tsp of Garlic
- 5 shakes of pepper
-2 shakes of salt
Just toss it all in and mix it up
3. Finally I add
- Jalapeno peppers and juice
These last two really give it a good flavor. Add as much Jalapeno as you would like. You can dice up and add fresh Jalapeno's, but I was going for quick! For the lemon juice, I do 2 long squeezes (I know that isn't very accurate). You won't really taste the lemon, but it helps draw our some of the other flavors.
Here is what it will look like with everything mixed in. If I am not in a hurry, I add another layer of cheese on top and throw if in the oven for a few minutes to heat it up. You can put it in a baking dish and bake it for about 20 minutes with a cheese layering if you want to be a bit fancier!
If you would like to be more health conscious with the dip, leave off the salt or cut it in half, use skim milk sour cream, fat free cream cheese, and low fat Mayo. Everything else is just vegetables. Enjoy!
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