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Spicy South of the Border Spinach Cheese Dip

   1 onion, chopped
   2 tablespoons vegetable oil
   1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
   1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
   1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
   10 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
   1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
   1 cup half-and-half cream
   1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
   salt and pepper to taste

      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Saute onion in skillet over medium heat in oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and chilis, let cook 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in spinach, cheese, cream cheese, half and half, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into shallow baking dish like a 9 inch quiche dish or pie plate. Bake in the preheated oven until the dip is bubbly and the top is light brown, about 35 minutes.

- contributed by Kerry G., Portland, ME

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