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Prairie Fire Dip Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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 Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.