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Prairie Fire Dip

 Prairie Fire Dip
This flavorful dip for crunchy corn chips goes fast at get-togethers, so be sure to make enough. For a bit more zip, increase the amount of chili powder. —Jo Johnson, Park City, Montana
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Large corn chips


  • In a saucepan, combine the beans, cheese, butter if desired, onion,
  • garlic, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Cook over low heat until
  • cheese is melted and dip is heated through. Serve with corn chips.
  • Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: One 2-tablespoon serving (prepared with fat-free refried beans and without butter; calculated without corn chips) equals 56 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.