A Seattle reader had this to say about this dish, "Now here's a reason to live." Serve with homemade flour tortilla chips (cut flour tortillas into wedges, and toast in the oven at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes or until brown).
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup bottled picante sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
How to Make It
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add tomato and next 4 ingredients (tomato through beans); cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; partially mash with a potato masher. Add cheese, cilantro, and lime juice, stirring until cheese melts. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Made this as a xmas eve appetizer! I processed all the bean mixture as opposed to leaving it chunky. I had 2 kinds of people and split the dip - and attempted to up the heat in half! Think i would cook a jalapeno in with the onions and beans, pick a "hot" salsa and double or triple the spices!
This is a keeper!
I have been serving this dip ever since it was first published so many years ago. The other reviewers are correct - perfect recipe and everyone loves it! I love serving it because it's healthful, but mostly because I get enjoyment out of watching everyone's eyes glaze over as they go back to get more and more;)! Make a double batch - trust me you'll need it!
I have been making this for years, and people go crazy over it. It is that rare thing--an absolutely perfect recipe. It's great as a burrito filling, perfect as a dip, and it makes a nice meal served with quesadillas.
My daughter gave me this recipe years ago and I have made it so many times. Always a hit. Sometimes I spread cream cheese or sour cream on the bottom of dish and adding dip on top getting a little of it mixed with the dip when scooped. Yum!