Spicy Bean Dip

Spicy Bean DipEver since I’ve cut back on dairy, I’ve had some troubles with party dips since they are usually made with yummy, yummy sour cream (damn them!). This affront to my party sensibility has led me to start exploring the world of bean dips. Presented here is my spicy bean dip.

Beans offer a great base for a dip and can be flavored in a buh-zillion ways.

Spicy Bean Dip
Recipe Type: Dip
Author: Sean D. Francis
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 6
A spicy bean dip
Ingredients
  • 1 12oz can┬áPinto Beans
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Open, drain, and rinse the pinto beans.
  2. Put the beans, garlic, and onions into a food processor or blender.
  3. Start pureeing the mixture, stream in the olive oil and vinegar.
  4. Once the mixture looks smooth, add in the sweet pepper, herbs, and spices and pulse the mixture until the herbs are worked throughout the dip.