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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Mexican-Inspired: Chipotle Black Bean Dip

I love bean dip, but find that it is often not blended to my liking.  By creating a homemade bean dip, it is possible to control its consistency and spice level.  The chipotle peppers were chosen for their slightly-smokey taste and flavor that compliments the black beans.

You will need:
3-4 medium-sized chipotle peppers
5 Tbsp tomato sauce
1 15oz. tin black beans (drained)
1 tsp chili powder

Blend together peppers, tomato sauce, black beans, and chili powder until smooth.  If using an immersion blender, it is important to use a bowl with a small base and taller sides in order to submerge the blender.

Dip is best at room temperature or cold, as it becomes kind of pastey when heated!  Enjoy :)