Me" Hun, any idea's of what you want for dinner?" Hubs "Ummm, whatevers easy. What do we have?" Me "Blah, I don't feel like cooking tonight." (We stare at each other for a couple of seconds) Hubs "......Do you want me to make dinner?...." Me "No. Taqueria sound ok?"
Who hasn't had this conversation!? Weather it be with your Sweety-McSweeters, friends, mom- everyone has this conversation at least once in their lives (and most of will have it a lot more then that!). So we end up spending money on food that we could have made at home for a lot cheaper and a LOT healthier. The key thing we're all looking for is something EASY!
Well, I made this whole meal in my Microwave. Besides some cutting, and can opening it was done in about 10 minutes and we had a pretty healthy, protein packed dinner on the table. So here it is!
Dip for dinner:
Feeds 4 (or 2 or 3 really hungry people)
What I uesd:
1 can Black Beans
1 can Pinto Beans
1 can Mild Diced Green Chilies
1/3 cup cheese
1/3 cup Salsa
Salt, pepper, and cumin to taste.
If I had it I would have added tomatoes, and olives. =)
1.Drain your cans of beans and then mix them in a microwave safe dish with the can of green chiles and season as you would like (you can drain the chilies a bit too if you want a thicker mixture). Heat up the bean mixture in your handy dandy microwave till it's heated through. Add your cheese on the top and then pop it back in the microwave to melt the cheese.
2. While your bowl of beany goodness is heating up, chop everything you want to throw on top. We mixed up the avocado this time but in the past we have also just cut it into chunks and thrown it on. It's up to you and how easy you want to make it.
3. Once the beans and cheese are all heated and your done chopping throw it all together! We put the salsa down first and then dolloped the avocado and sour cream on. Then through on the green onions and cilantro. And there ya go! DONE!
I put some lettuce down and then put a couple spoonfuls of the dip on with some chips to make mine kind of like a taco salad type thing.
It's nothing fancy but it's easy, fast, and will get everyone fed and full without even looking at your oven or stove! You could add meat to this if you wanted but the beans are packed with protein so you don't really have to. The hubs is not a foodie but he liked it so much that he went back for seconds, thirds, and fourths so it's a winner in my book! =D
Hope you enjoy it!
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