By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

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Creamy Black Bean Dip

Every time you make this quick and easy dip it will disappear quickly. The recipe is prepared using pantry and refrigerator staples and it is always a hit at summer get togethers. Add some chopped jalapeno peppers if you like things hot and spicy!

  • 2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup shredded jalapeno-Jack or sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 green onion, chopped 
Combine sour cream, taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic salt and Tabasco in a medium bowl. Fold in cheese, black beans, green chilies and chopped green onion. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 appetizer servings.