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Bacon Black Bean Dip

Yield 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño chili, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, undrained
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 363
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 57 g
  • fiber 17 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • sodium 132 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  2. Drain all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion and peppers; cook over medium-high heat until soft, 8 minutes. Add spices; sauté for 1 minute. Add beans; raise heat to high. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened and slightly reduced, 10 minutes.

  3. Puree half of mixture in a blender. Stir puree into remaining mixture in a bowl; season with salt and lime juice. Let dip cool to room temperature; stir in scallions, cilantro, tomato and bacon.