You know, back then.
But now it's now (please stay with me) and things did not, quite obviously, go as planned in the football-ish sense, but in the dip-ish sense, I assure you we're still good.
Please do not bother to try and analyze that last sentence...
Anyhoo, the thing is, I've had some requests to re-post the recipe and I am all about granting those requests (especially if it manages to save me some effort in trying to come up with something interesting to post).
Again, nothing I've said so far makes any sense at all...
I continue to get nice notes about how much people just love the dip and I thought since the New Years weekend was approaching and some dip-ish type offering is usually on everyone's menu for the big football watching extravaganza (you know, for those teams that were actually able to pull off some, well, wins...),
I thought I would post the recipe again.
Or re-post, if you will.
Kind of a re-dip.
I am so sorry.
So here you go...
If you want the step by step photos, you can click here: Lu's Gig'em Dip
Lu’s Gig’em Dip
1 (14.5 oz) can Pinto Beans
3 T. finely diced onion
2 cloves garlic (finely diced)
1 finely diced Jalapeno pepper
1 whole roasted Hatch chile (finely diced)
½ t. Pinto Beano seasoning
1 small jar chopped pimentos (undrained
2 ½ cups grated cheese (Monterey Jack or Cheddar, or a combination)
½ t. Chipotle Chili Powder (or just regular chili powder)
1 T. butter
1 T. vegetable oil
Heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and stir until soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown or it will be bitter. Add the Pinto Beano seasoning. Drain most of the liquid from the beans (reserving the liquid) and add about 1/2 of the beans to the garlic and onion. With a wooden spoon, mash up most of the beans. Stir well. Add the Jalapeno, the Hatch Chile, the pimentos (with the liquid) , the remainder of the beans and a generous pinch of salt. Mix well and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Add the cheese and chile powder and stir well. Reduce heat to simmer (or very low) and stir until all the cheese is melted.
Add some of the reserved liquid from the beans if mixture is too thick.
Hope you enjoy!!!!!