One of the simplest pleasures in life is a good bean dip with those scoopable tortilla chips. It's easy to put together, quick to cook, and perfect for a Friday night spent doing homework and watching the Spongebob Squarepants movie. I usually use refried beans in this recipe, but tonight I was inspired to use black beans instead, and it was wonderful.
8 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup to 1 cup salsa or diced rotel tomatoes
Layer the ingredients in the order listed, in a pie plate or small casserole dish (cream cheese on the bottom, cheddar on the top). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Eat.
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