Thursday, April 2, 2009

Black Bean Jalapeno Dip

I made this for a taco party. It was tasty and pretty healthy too!

1/2 a white onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic
2 jalapenos, diced
1 t olive oil
8 oz light cream cheese (room temperature)
salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, and chile powder to taste
2 cans black beans (or make them from scratch!)
1/2 cup jack or pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Mix onion through olive oil in a blender or in a bowl with a hand blender. Add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add spices and black beans and make sure black beans get mashed, but not fully pureed. Put mixture in a small oven proof dish and top with cheese. Cook at 400 degrees until heated thoroughly- about 20 minutes. When finished, top with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips. You can add more jalapenos or serranos for an extra kick!

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