Bean Dip Recipe
1/4 cup green chilies, diced
1/4 cup tomato sauce -or- mild chili salsa, (green or red)
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp to 1/2 ts cumin
1/2 garlic clove, minced
30 oz can refried beans
This dip makes a marvelous burrito filling. Simply spoon the bean dip
inside a warm tortilla and roll up. For an even easier bean dip,
combine several tablespoons of salsa with refried beans and serve
with tortilla chips.
Low-Fat Cheese, freshly grated (optional)
Combine chilies, tomato sauce, onions and seasonings in a saucepan
and cook until onions are tender.
Add beans and cook approximately 8 minutes.
Serve either hot or cold; top with grated low-fat cheese if desired.
Yield: 16 servings, 4 cups
One Serving = 4 tablespoons (without cheese) Calories: 76 Protein: 4
g Fat: 1 g Carbohydrate: 12 g Fiber: 6.4 g* Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium:
302 mg Potassium: 262 mg
Exchange: 1 Starch/Bread
* Good source of dietary fiber
Source: "The U.C.S.D. Healthy Diet for Diabetes, a Comprehensive
Nutritional Guide and Cookbook," by Susan Algert, M.S., R.D.; Barbara
Grasse, R.D., C.D.E.; and Annie Durning, M.S., R.D.
Shared by: Norman R. Brown
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