Oxmoor House
6 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup bean mixture and 6 tortilla chips)

A common craving among CookingLight.com users is chips; our homemade tortilla chips keep fat and sodium in check. This snack quells an oft-cited yen for Mexican fare and has protein, complex carbs, and fiber.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add cumin and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add oregano and beans; bring to a boil. Mash with a potato masher. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Spoon bean mixture into a 3-cup gratin dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Step 5

Combine tomatoes and chile in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Spoon tomato mixture over bean mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

MsFrankieD's Review

December 01, 2008
Love, love, love this dip! It's so delicious and easy to make. We have made this time and again and always with super results. Friends and family love it and always ask for the recipe.

carolfitz's Review

March 14, 2009
An excellent dip, made to recipe except subbed Mexican-blend for the queso fresco and used fresh oregano. The light coating of tomato/chipotle sauce added just enough heat to make it interesting. Served with CL's Goat Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos and CL's Yucatan Shrimp Cocktail.

ShellyV's Review

November 01, 2009
The bean dip was just ok. It tasted like it needed a little salt?! It was one of a few different appetizers at a party last night and it wasn't one of the hits. I'm hoping I can use the leftovers on nachos or in burritos this week.

tara31's Review

July 30, 2009
Great dip! You can do so much with the presentation by using different colors of cheese, fresh diced tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, etc. The only change I would make is to add a bit more salt to the bean mixture. Otherwise, I'll be making this appetizer for many get togethers!