We wanted to make something taco-salad-like. We had corn tortillas that I was going to cut up and bake to make chips . I was going to use leftover already soaked black beans to throw together a salsa. And we had pre-soaked and frozen brown beans to make into refried beans. While brainstorming, we decided to throw it all together into one mega dip. This is what we came up with:
Layered in a bread pan (or use a small casserole dish if you have one):
Serves 2 (or more if you make more of it ;) )
Layer 1: yummy, healthy, homemade refried beans (we used this recipe loosely and left off the cilantro until layer #7)
Layer 2: Cheddar and Mozz cheese shredded; you don't need much (it melted into the refried beans)
Layer 3: Torn iceberg lettuce
Layer 4: Bean Salsa (half "can" black beans, tomatoes, half red onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4-1/2 cup cilantro, juice of one lime, 1 chipotle pepper (from the canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce; we always have an open can in our freezer that we use; ) the addition of the peppers was Daniel's brilliant idea, as we had no chili peppers and I wanted it spicy
Layer 5: more cheese (once again, you don't need to use much, but you can if you want :) )
Layer 6: chopped green onions
Layer 7: cilantro
And there you have it. It was super yummy with the tortilla chips. I could have eaten the whole thing. With a spoon.
Save any extra bean salsa for tortilla chips as well.