Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Spread

  • Cynbull Posted: 01/13/10
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    It seemed like a lot of onion, so I only used 1/4 cup instead of the full 1/2 cup. Also, I used a sweet onion to avoid a bitter bite. I left the seeds in the jalapeno for more kick, we like spicy. The pumpkin seeds add a nice texture. It was a big hit at the party.

  • jadecker22 Posted: 05/27/11
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    This has been my go-to dip for years. It's fast, inexpensive, and full of flavor.

  • Hillary1980 Posted: 08/10/11
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    Great low-fat, high fiber dip. I followed the recipe exactly, and really liked the way it turned out. Well, I did leave the seeds in the jalapeño for some extra heat. Next time, I might add some chili powder for extra flavor. I plan to serve it with an assortment of bell peppers, carrot chips, and baked tortilla chips. I will also be using it to make a bean quesadilla for my toddler's lunch. Just spread on 1/2 a tortilla, top with monterey jack cheese, fold it over, and throw it in the skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side. He loves them. One note, if you're planning to keep in the fridge for any time, add tomatoes and pumpkin seeds as you serve it. They don't keep well.

  • NghtSkyyStarz Posted: 05/21/12
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    This dip has been requested repeatedly. I make it using jalapeño flavored refried beans. Not much of a difference with or without the pepitas.


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