Three Bean Pot (3.5 points)

Yields: 6 Servings
Serving size = 1 cup

Ingredients

10 ounce Great Northern Beans rinsed and drained
10 ounce Pinto beans rinsed and drained
10 ounce Red kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cups Stewed tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup Mushroom sliced
3/4 cup Onion chopped
1 cup Celery chopped
1 cup Carrots sliced
1/4 cup Bacon bits
1/8 teaspoon Black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Garlic minced


Instructions
Put in all the ingredients. Mix it up. Cover and cook low for 6 to 8 hours.

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Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip (3.5 Points)


Yields 5 1/4 cups dip (serving size: 1/4 cup dip and about 6 pita wedges)

Ingredients

11 (6-inch) pita bread rounds
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed without oil
1 cup boiling water
1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts drained and coarsely chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese softened
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Split each pita bread in half horizontally; cut each half into 6 wedges. Place pita wedges in a single layer on baking sheets; bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until toasted.

3. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water in a bowl; let stand for 1 hour or until soft.

4. Place artichokes and next 11 ingredients (through garlic) in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 1 hour. Drain tomatoes; stir into dip. Cover and cook 1 hour. Serve warm with toasted pita wedges.
Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2004