For extra ease, our Test Kitchen says to bake the pita crackers the night before. Cool and store in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also prepare and chill the spread overnight; remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
"When our daughters wouldn't eat the spicy chili beans I prepared, I came up with this milder, slightly sweet version," notes Keri Scofield Lawson of Fullerton, California. "They love eating the hearty chili as a dip with tortilla chips. I never have leftovers."
By substituting reduced-fat for regular cheese and using a cup less of it. They also substituted reduce-fat sour cream and cream cheese plus fat-free refried beans. To make up for less fat(which adds moisture), they stirred in a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
“My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So it not only tastes delicious, it also has a lot of sentimental value.”—Amber Massey, Coppell, Texas
I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a similar consistency to hummus and is perfect for dipping chips, pita or veggies. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
My family and I enjoy eating this with tortilla chips, crackers and just about anything else we can find to dip into it—including our fingers!
We truly do live out in the country. Our area's so remote that we don't even have a telephone! My husband and I have four children, and I try lots of the recipes I find in Country Woman.
Here in the Southwest, we enjoy Mexican food. And this delicious dip always get rave reviews...no matter how often I make it. Everyone loves the great combination of chicken, bean dip and assorted toppings.
Bursting with heartiness is this easy-to-fix dip, ideal for all sorts of occasions. "I like to make it during fall when friends come over to watch football games," reports Kelly Hardgrave, who hails from Hartman, Arkansas.