"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1- 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened), 1 cup canned black beans (drained), 1-10oz. can diced tomatoes & green chilies drained, 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese.
Spread cream cheese onto bottom of shallow dish. Layer with beans and tomatoes; top with shredded cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Or you can beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix until well blended. Serve with tortilla chips.
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