Hot Layered Bean Dip

I know, we all have a layered bean dip recipe …. but this one is hot, creamy and delicious! Serve it with taco chips or toasted pita chips. Thanks to Lorellei for sharing this one – a brilliant addition to Sloan’s 5th birthday party.

Any time you have a crowd to please, go for this hot bean dip!

Any time you have a crowd to please, go for this hot bean dip!

1 tin refried beans
2 avocadoes (soft and ripe)
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup grated cheddar
3/4 cup grated mozzarella
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

Grease a 9 x 11 baking/serving dish.
Spread out beans on the bottom of dish
Mash avocado, lemon juice and hot sauce – spread on top of bean layer
Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic and spices – spread over avocado layer
Mix cheeses together and sprinkle over sour cream layer
Top with halved olives, then scatter with green onions and cilantro

Bake at 350 for around 25 minutes, until cheese is golden, bubbly and looking delicious.

This can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until ready to heat.

Mexican Black Beans

2 tbs olive oil

1 19 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed very well

½ white onion finely diced

1 tbsp minced garlic

½ minced Serrano chile

½ to ¾ cup chicken stock

Juice of ½ lime

3-4 tbsp minced cilantro

S&P to taste

Saute onion in olive oil until translucent, then add garlic and minced chile.  Saute for a few minutes, then add black beans, chicken stock and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until beans are heated through and the flavours have had a bit of time to meld.  Puree in a blender, return to the sauté pan and let cook for a further few minutes.  Add juice of ½ lime, chopped cilantro and taste again.  Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

p.s.  I am not sure if any photo of black beans can do the flavour justice, but trust me … these are delicious!!