Layered Chili, Cheese, and Roasted-Corn Dip

This one was welcomed into the saved cook book binder! I forgot to combine the beans with the processed beans. I think i would process all the beans. And definitely more salsa!

Layered Chili, Cheese, and Roasted-Corn Dip

Reheat the leftovers and spoon into warmed flour tortillas for flavorful bean burritos.


(16-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained, rinsed, and divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
(8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese
 Cooking spray
(11-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
garlic cloves, minced
cups cooked basmati or other long-grain rice
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
(4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
cup bottled salsa
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
cups baked tortilla chips (about 8 ounces)


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine 2 cups beans, cumin, hot sauce, black pepper, and cream cheese in a food processor; process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a medium bowl; stir in remaining beans. Set aside.

Place a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add corn and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat, and stir in rice, cilantro, and chiles.

Spread half of the bean mixture in the bottom of a shallow 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread half of salsa over bean mixture. Spread rice mixture over salsa. Top with the remaining salsa and bean mixture, and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with chips.


16 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup dip and 1/2 cup chips)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 174(10% from fat); FAT 1.9g (sat 0.6g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.6g); PROTEIN 8.5g; CHOLESTEROL 5mg; CALCIUM 120mg; SODIUM 446mg; FIBER 3g; IRON 1.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 31.8g