Congrats to Ruthie McCulley from Columbus Ohio; the winner of the Red Gold Tomato Recipe Contest.  She will receive the Red Gold basket of goodies. Check out her Bean Dip recipe below.
 
Runner up recipe goes to Danielle Aguado from Bensalem Pennsylvania. She will receive a (red) Red Gold Tomato apron for her great simple Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe, see it posted below too.  
 
 Thanks everyone…this was fun!  
 

 Refried Bean Dip

by Ruthie McCulley
 
1 1 pound, 4 ounce can refried beans
2 8 ounce cans of Red Gold tomato sauce
1/2 pound jack cheese — shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 – 3 tablespoons diced canned green chilies or jalapenos
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 fresh garlic — chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper
 
 
Combine all of above ingredients and place in a 2 quart casserole and mix well.   
 
 Bake uncovered at 375 degrees  for 40 – 50 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Stir with spoon to swirl cheese through mixture.  Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.  
 
Makes 1 quart 
 
Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce
By Danielle Aguado
 
(goes great with Baked ziti or your Classic spaghetti and meatball dish)
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Onion diced
28 OZ (1 CAN) of Red Gold Canned Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of Red Gold Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon of Black pepper
3/4 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Fresh or Dried Basil
 
Directions
Heat Olive oil in sauce pan over low heat,  add onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes
Add one can of tomatoes, and then mix in the tomato paste, sugar, salt & pepper.  
Bring the sauce to a boil and then lower heat so the sauce simmers, then you can add your

Fresh or Dried Basil.  Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

~Enjoy~