Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Black Bean all-time favorite (go to) party appetizer + tailgate party game ideas!

I cannot believe our 31 day series has come to an end! And I cannot believe I blogged about 1 topic for 31 consecutive days, without missing a day!!! It was so much fun! :)

I have saved the best for last! Today I am sharing my absolute favorite party appetizer...Black Bean Dip! I'm sure you will love it too, assuming you love all things Mexican like I do! It is SO easy to make and would be the perfect dish to kick-off your tailgate party!

When I was in college, my mom used to make this every Sunday for me and my volleyball team! We would go to her house to do laundry, study and just get caught up from a long weekend of games and being on the road. She made us all kinds of treats but this was always my favorite!


-1 8 ounce package cream cheese
-1 15 ounce can black beans with jalapenos (or without, but I think they give it more flavor)
-1 can Rotel tomatoes
-shredded Mexican blend cheese


Spread softened cream cheese in bottom of pan. Drain and rinse beans and layer on top of cream cheese. Drain juice from Rotel tomatoes and spread on top of black beans. Sprinkle layer of shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

While your guests are munching on this yummy appetizer, have them fill out game sheets with their predictions of the game (winner, final score, player who scores first touchdown, quarters when touchdowns are scored, etc) and have prizes for who gets the closest!

What about you? Do you have any fun ideas for "dressing up a tailgate" or any other fabulous fall ideas that you would like to share? Leave a comment!

Go here for more ways to make your game day parties a hit! And be sure to join us every Friday as we continue our "Dress Up Your Tailgate" series, now that our "31 Days to Dressing Up Your Tailgate" series is over!

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About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom said...

Wow, I'm not sure I've ever seen black beans with jalapenos before, is there a specific brand you know of? Totally pinning this dip to try soon!

Worthy of the Prize said...

Kelly, sometimes it is hard to find them because not all stores carry it. I know I have purchased Bush's black beans with jalapeƱos before. If you can't find it, you could always do a spicier version of the Rotel, like hot or medium instead of mild to add flavor. If not, just follow the recipe with regular black beans and it will be fine. Hope this helps! Thanks for pinning it! :)

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