Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

I made this dip for a Christmas party. I served it with a store bought chips. Not supper creative, I know, but I was trying to keep it quick and simple.

1-2 T EVOO
1 small Onion - finely diced
6 Garlic Cloves - peeled
2-5 Chipotle Peppers
1 small spoonful of Adobo Sauce
1 can diced RO*TEL Tomatoes
Roasted Ground Cumin
4 cans Black Beans - drained

Heat EVOO on med-hi heat, in a pan that's large enough to hold all of the beans.

When the oil is hot, add the onions to the pan. I like to throw a little piece of onion into the pan as it's heating. When you hear the onion start to sizzle, that means the oil is hot.

If you have a garlic press, use it to press the garlic into the pan. If not, dice the garlic very finely and add it to the pan.

Remove your chipotle peppers from the can and place them on a cutting board. Use the tip of a pairing knife the cut each pepper open from the steam down to the tip. Then, use a fork or spoon to slide the seeds out. Discard the seeds and steams. Chop the peppers up and add them to the pan.

Add a small amount of the adobo sauce with the peppers.

Next, put the tomatoes and beans into the pan and stir.

Season with salt and ground cumin.

Cook stirring occasionally, till everything in the pan is hot and steamy. This will only take a few minutes.

Then, set up a work station with a food processor or blender, a spoon , a rubber spatula, and a large bowl or serving dish.

Remove 2-3 large spoonfuls of the bean mixture and place it in you bowl, these will stay whole.

Working in batches, blend the rest of the bean mixture. Add the pureed dip to the bowl with the 2-3 spoonfuls of whole beans.

Once the beans are processed, stir the two textures of beans together.

Serve hot with chips, tortillas and/or veggies. Check out my White Bean Dip recipe for some more dippable ideas. You can also top the dip (or stir in) some sour cream and/or cheese for a creamier version.

I used the left over dip to make bean and cheese tacos the next day and they were super tasty!

This dip is Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegetarian,and Vegan. So, it's great to take to a party where you don't know what the guest do or don't eat. Don't worry though, there's enough flavor in this chipotle black bean dip that you'll never guess it was any of those things.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting different take on our usual bean dip! I was thinking the other night how interesting it would be to have a diner named "Beans" and every dish was basted on beans of all types. 'Course I'm too old but think of the possibilities! Think I'll run out and copyright the name just in case!