Smoky Bean Dip

Smoky Bean Dip

The natural smokiness of chipotle chiles get an extra boost with liquid smoke in this recipe, a pleasing cross between a salsa and bean dip.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

2
dried chipotle chiles
2
cans (15.5 or 15 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1/8
teaspoon liquid smoke, if desired
1
large garlic clove, minced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
each of green, yellow and red bell pepper
2
Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
8
oz tortilla chips
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place chiles in small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes or until soft. Drain chiles, reserving 3 tablespoons of soaking water. Remove and discard seeds from chiles; coarsely chop chiles.
  2. In food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container, place beans, chiles, reserved water, liquid smoke and garlic; process on high speed until well combined. Stir in cilantro. Place mixture in ungreased shallow 9-inch glass pie pan. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Meanwhile, cut bell peppers with cactus, coyote and moon-shaped cookie cutters; set aside.
  4. Uncover dip; sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish top of dip with bell pepper cutouts. Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 8 servings
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Tips
If you use canned chipotle chiles in this dip, it is not necessary to soak them as directed in the recipe. Add the canned chiles directly to the beans in the food processor, along with 3 tablespoons of the adobo sauce from the can in place of the soaking liquid. Since this menu has several appetizers, you can choose to make one recipe of bean dip or more.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 270mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 9g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.