Friday, March 27, 2015

Layered Bean Dip

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Here's my version of a retro layered bean dip.  It's easy to make as there is no cooking involved.  You can substitute the jalapenos with canned chopped green chilies or replace the cut avocados with guacamole.  It will taste just as good.  This is a family favorite recipe for Super Bowl parties.

1-lb can of refried beans
Salsa (thick)
Jalapeno slices (from a jar) or chopped green chilies
Black olives, slices
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Avocados, chopped or guacamole
Sour cream
Chives or green onions, chopped

Layer the ingredients on a platter in the order listed, and serve with tortilla chips.

Here are Kate, Madeline, Jack and Seanie at our last Super Bowl party.

Brad's Baked Beans

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Brad and Liz made these beans for us while we were in Palm Springs, and this dish was the hit of the party. They are sweet and addictive. It is the perfect side dish for your baked ham. Tastes great as leftovers too.

6 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 T prepared mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1-lb can and a 15-oz can of pork and beans
15-oz can red kidney beans
1 can Campbell's condensed bean and bacon soup

Fry the bacon bits in a skillet. Discard the excess fat that is rendered. Saute the onions, then add the mustard, ketchup, brown sugar and molasses. Cook until bubbly. Mix the beans and bacon with the sauce, and bake in a lightly oiled 2-quart baking dish at 350 degrees for 45 min.