This is just a really tasty, easy, and CHEAP recipe for bean dip. We think it's better than the canned stuff from Frito Lay. It has more flavor, as well as a definite spicy kick. You could also make two batches of this for the price of one tiny can of bean dip! I found the recipe over at Food.com and it's basically perfect exactly as written.
Copycat Frito Lay Bean Dip
1 can refried beans (check the ingredients if you want to make your dip vegetarian or vegan!)
2-5 jarred jalapeno slices (depending on how spicy you want it)
1 Tbsp brine from the jar of jalapeno slices
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients in a food processor, or alternatively, place everything in a smallish bowl and blend it with an immersion blender until smooth. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips, or you can make a quick lunch by spreading some on a flour tortilla, sprinkling with a bit of shredded cheddar, and rolling it up.
Yield: About 8 servings