West Indian Bean Dip

West Indian Bean Dip - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

6 bacon slices

1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 19 ounce cans white beans such as cannellini, rinsed and drained

1 cup freshly grated Monterey Jack (about 4 ounces)

1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice, or to taste

cayenne to taste

Accompaniment: tortilla chips or assorted crudités

Directions

In a large skillet cook bacon over moderately low heat, stirring, until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels and pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. In reserved fat cook onion and garlic with salt and pepper to taste over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened and pale golden. Add chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minutes. Add beans and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.

In a food processor purée bean mixture with all remaining ingredients except bacon until smooth and transfer to a bowl. Crumble bacon and stir into dip with salt and pepper to taste. Dip may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring dip to room temperature before serving.

Serve dip with tortilla chips or crudités.

Makes 4 Cups.

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Latest Reviews

"When do i add the wine? What a great recipe. Quick and easy!" - latosha m.

"I've made this twice (doubled the recipe both times) - definitely a keeper and no comparison to store-bought. My only tweaks: I added a half-tablespoon of garlic salt, crushed the fennel seeds (mortar and pestle) and used a hand-blender when it was done to make it smooth. The leftovers keep really well in the freezer." - cyarcher3

"Big Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe and Video - Made with a hint of molasses, these ginger cookies stay soft for days." - ginger

"i see alot of people substituting alot of ingredients in this recipe, which kinda defeats the purpose. ive been using it for years, this is a genuine sauce recipe from someone who knew better than us. for instance, the fennel is a key ingredient so dont skip it. once i didnt have any so i added ... " - danboy357

"Do I add the carrots and stuff and then cook for an additional 2 hours or is it part of the 7-9 hours??" - simplydelicious

"The sauce was amazing, it did turn out to be very thick. I was able to fix a hole in my wall with the leftovers! Kidding, very good..." - russell b.

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