Beans are the product of a leguminous plant called the bean plant. There are different types of beans which come in different colors and shapes. Beans are one of the healthiest forms of protein. A bean dip recipe is a perfect option for anyone who is looking to avoid meat from his or her meals even though there are some dip recipes that have meat as an ingredient. There are various types of bean dip recipes that vary and taste differently depending on the tastes of people and also different cultures. The beauty with a bean dip recipe is that when put together well and prepared it can serve as a full meal for your family. Take for instance the south western recipe. You need ground beef, dried minced onion, Tomato Sauce, kidney beans, rinsed and drained, chili beans, non-drained, shredded cheddar cheese and Tortilla chips.
The championship bean dip recipe is another mouth watering one that will leave you wanting more. You can never have enough of it. Its ingredients are: refried beans, Picante sauce, shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shredded cheddar cheese, cup sour cream, cream cheese, softened, chili powder, ground cumin, Tortilla chips and salsa. The method of preparing this irresistible recipe is: in a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through, stirring once or twice. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa. White bean dip recipe has the following amazing ingredients. Cannellini beans or great northern beans, rinsed and drained, lemon juice, plain yogurt, chopped fresh parsley, freshly ground black pepper, hot pepper sauce, garlic cloves, Salt to taste, Pita bread, corn chips or vegetable dippers. The amounts of each of these ingredients you use to make a meal depend on how many people you are cooking for.
For a healthier vegetarian there are various bean dip recipes to choose from. For example the Easy Cheesy Crockpot bean dip recipe. Its ingredients are as follows: refried beans, cream cheese, sliced green chilies, drained, garlic powder, onion powder and grated cheddar cheese. To prepare you need to combine all ingredients except cheddar cheese in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheddar cheese and heat just until melted.
Another delightful bean dip recipe for strict vegetarians is the Vegetarian Chili Cheese dip. The ingredients are: reduced fat cream cheese, softened, fresh salsa, reduced fat shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese, divided, vegetarian chili beans, green onions, sliced, tortilla chips. When preparing this dish, combine softened cream cheese with salsa and spread in bottom of 9-inch microwaveable pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese. Spoon the chili beans evenly over shredded cheese and top with the remaining cheese and green onions. Cover and vent with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes on medium high power, rotate dish and repeat. Remove wrap and microwave on high for 1 minute more or until mixture is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Let it cool slightly and serve with tortilla chips. These are just but a few of the vegetarian dip recipes you can pick from. Buy cookery books and magazines or even search over the internet for inspiration on the many bean dip recipes available.