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Taco Dip Dragon

 Taco Dip Dragon
Knights are sure to clamor for this mythical monster. Refried beans are spread into a dragon shape and sprinkled with tempting toppings. Tortilla chip "scales" line its back while red pepper "flames" blaze from its mouth.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 2 cups torn lettuce
  • 1 whole ripe olive
  • Dragon Dippers or purchased tortilla chips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the beans and taco seasoning. Cut a large hole in
  • the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with bean mixture. Trace
  • a dragon shape (about 16 in. x 10 in.) onto waxed paper (see diagram
  • below); cut out. Place pattern on an 18-in. x 12-in. covered board.
  • Pipe bean mixture around pattern. Remove pattern. Pipe remaining
  • bean mixture within dragon outline; spread to fill.
  • Set aside 1 tablespoon sour cream. Spread remaining sour cream over
  • bean mixture. Top with cheese, tomatoes, olives, guacamole and
  • lettuce. For the eye, spoon reserved sour cream onto head; top with
  • the olive.
  • Place Dragon Dippers along back and top of head. With a sharp knife,

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Taco Dip Dragon (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cut red pepper into a flame shape (see diagram); position below
  • mouth. Serve with additional dippers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 275 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 727 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.