Black Bean and Goat Cheese Spread

Black Bean and Goat Cheese Spread

Mirin is a syrupy, golden-colored Japanese rice wine used to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to your favorite dish. Mirin can be found in Asian markets and some supermarkets. An equal amount of white grape juice can be substituted.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 12 servings ,(serving size: 2 tablespoons)
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Other: 2 Hours


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans,rinsed and drained
  • 1 (5.3-ounce) package goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and salt. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring often, until browned. Add mirin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Place onion mixture, beans, and remaining 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process 1 minute or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Cover and chill at least 2 hours (mixture will thicken as it chills).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 4.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.8g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 187mg
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fiber: 2.0g
  • Calcium: 31mg

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