Fiesta Platter

Ingredients

Guacamole

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Seasoned Refried Beans

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 32 ounces refried beans

Layers

  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded hot pepper cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted rip olives

Instructions

  1. Guacamole: Coarsely chop avocados and onion with food chopper. Mix with lemon juice, salt and garlic pressed with the garlic press. Set aside.
  2. Seasoned Refried Beans: Coarsely chop onion with food chopper. Mix with oil, chili powder, cumin and garlic pressed with garlic press in deep-dish baker. Cover with wax paper. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 5 minutes until onion is tender, stirring halfway through cook time. Stir in refried beans. Microwave 4 to 6 minutes, until thoroughly heated, stirring halfway through cook time.
  3. Layers: Sprinkle bean mixture with cheese. Microwave 3 to 5 minutes until cheese melts.
  4. Spoon guacamole over cheese. Top with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and olives.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Oven Variation: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Sauté onion and seasonings in frying pan. Stir in beans and heat through. Spread bean mixture in deep-dish baker and top with cheese bake in oven until cheese is melted and bubbly for 15 to 20 minutes, Proceed as above.

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef