January 21, 2013

Touchdown Bean Dip

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For years now, this awesome bean dip has been joining us on the couch for football Sundays. It seems to be a real crowd-pleaser. I really love the combo of refried beans and black beans. I finally got around to sharing it with you since... oh yes, it's Super Bowl time! It comes together pretty quick but you could also prepare it ahead of time (through all steps except heating in the oven). Then just cover, refrigerate, and pop in the oven when you're ready, leaving no hassle come game time. We also love smoked paprika and ground chipotle to change up the flavors!

Husband digging in :)

Gluten-free, vegan (use dairy-free cheese)

15 oz. can vegetarian refried beans
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small onion (or 1/2 large)
2 cloves garlic
3/4 cup shredded 3 cheese blend (more or less)
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
Salt to taste
Tortilla chips for dipping
Optional toppings: tomatoes, green onion, olives, etc.

Preheat oven to 350.
Dice onion and mince garlic. In a saucepan over medium-high, saute onions, garlic, cumin, and salt for about 8 minutes or until softened.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add refried beans and black beans. Stir with spatula to combine, and heat for a few minutes until refried beans soften.
Transfer mixture to a lightly sprayed 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Top with cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Top with diced tomatoes, green onions, or other toppings of choice. Serve with tortilla chips.

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  1. mmm this looks so good, love that cheesy photo!

  2. Thank you, I can't wait to make this for the Super Bowl! Hubby thanks you too, he's going to be thrilled with this one.

    1. Hey Leah! That's great to hear, you're very welcome! Hope you guys enjoy it. My husband and I always gobble it up ;) Have fun watching the game next weekend!!

  3. Yum!!!! This looks awesome! I think I'll make this to bring to my parents' house when we get together to watch the game :) A guaranteed hit! Thanks for the lovely comments on The Fig Tree blog today! xo

    1. Hey Courtney! You're very welcome, so glad to have found you!! Hope your fam enjoys the dip for the big game :)

  4. Mmmmmm! looks yummy, i must give this a go!

    Claire Diligent Gardener

    1. Hi Claire! Hope you get a chance to try it! Would love to hear how it goes

  5. I have already made it twice.. love it

    1. Hooray!! I've been thinking about this recipe lately since football season is approaching again ;)

  6. Can't wait to try this while we watch our CRIMSON TIDE! Thanks :)


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