Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Cheesy Black Bean Mash

This delicious side dish can also be served as a dip with tortilla chips.

Southern Living MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook time:9 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend


1. Process beans and broth in a food processor 10 to 15 seconds or until smooth.

2. Sauté onion and jalapeño pepper in hot oil in a large skillet 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add black bean puree and salt, stirring until blended. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 minutes or until bean mixture is thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese until melted. Serve immediately.


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