Mr. Taco Bean Dip Recipe
Mr. Taco Bean Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 round loaf (9 inches) white or whole wheat bread
  • Curly endive or leaf lettuce
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • 1 cherry or grape tomato
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, halved
  • 2 pitted ripe olives
  • Celery leaves
  • Tortilla chips and additional vegetables

Directions

In a food processor or blender, process the beans until smooth. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning until combine. Beat in beans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside. Place bread bowl on an endive-lined plate.
Cut red pepper into two rings for ears and a thick slice for mouth; attach to bread bowl, using toothpicks and referring to photo. Attach tomato for nose, egg and olives for eyes, and celery leaves for eyelashes. Fill bread bowl with bean dip. Serve with bread cubes, tortilla chips and vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Mr. Taco Bean Dip in Country Woman March/April 2003, p43

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 128 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 round loaf (9 inches) white or whole wheat bread
  • Curly endive or leaf lettuce
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • 1 cherry or grape tomato
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, halved
  • 2 pitted ripe olives
  • Celery leaves
  • Tortilla chips and additional vegetables
  1. In a food processor or blender, process the beans until smooth. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning until combine. Beat in beans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside. Place bread bowl on an endive-lined plate.
  3. Cut red pepper into two rings for ears and a thick slice for mouth; attach to bread bowl, using toothpicks and referring to photo. Attach tomato for nose, egg and olives for eyes, and celery leaves for eyelashes. Fill bread bowl with bean dip. Serve with bread cubes, tortilla chips and vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Mr. Taco Bean Dip in Country Woman March/April 2003, p43

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