1 2/3 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

A Seattle reader had this to say about this dish, "Now here's a reason to live." Serve with homemade flour tortilla chips (cut flour tortillas into wedges, and toast in the oven at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes or until brown).

How to Make It

Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (tomato through beans); cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; partially mash with a potato masher. Add cheese, cilantro, and lime juice, stirring until cheese melts. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ratings & Reviews

nwilker's Review

December 24, 2011
Made this as a xmas eve appetizer! I processed all the bean mixture as opposed to leaving it chunky. I had 2 kinds of people and split the dip - and attempted to up the heat in half! Think i would cook a jalapeno in with the onions and beans, pick a "hot" salsa and double or triple the spices! This is a keeper!

kycookingmom's Review

July 31, 2011
This was a great dip that I will be making again for a birthday party this upcoming weekend.

paigesibley's Review

April 24, 2011
I have been serving this dip ever since it was first published so many years ago. The other reviewers are correct - perfect recipe and everyone loves it! I love serving it because it's healthful, but mostly because I get enjoyment out of watching everyone's eyes glaze over as they go back to get more and more;)! Make a double batch - trust me you'll need it!

arielle69's Review

September 18, 2010
My kids just devoured this and asked for more! Definately a winner - I will be making this again soon. Would b great on vegetarian nachos too.

Schradermom's Review

September 30, 2009
I have been making this for years, and people go crazy over it. It is that rare thing--an absolutely perfect recipe. It's great as a burrito filling, perfect as a dip, and it makes a nice meal served with quesadillas.

KeysBet's Review

January 25, 2009
My daughter gave me this recipe years ago and I have made it so many times. Always a hit. Sometimes I spread cream cheese or sour cream on the bottom of dish and adding dip on top getting a little of it mixed with the dip when scooped. Yum!

BethBell's Review

November 13, 2008