Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Yummy Bean Dip

Hi Folks,

I really had a craving for Frito Lay Bean Dip, and decided to make
my own version of it for 2 reasons, #1. I didn't want to go to the store and  #2. I like having control of the stuff that goes into my body.
The ingredients are very simple, they are:

1 pickled jalapeno pepper - seeded
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 Tablespoons of liquid ( I used the vinegar from the pickled pepper, but you can use water or broth)
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes ( I was out of red pepper flakes, so I used 1 packet of Pizza Hut pepper flakes)
1 - 16 oz can of Pinto Beans drained and rinsed

I put the first 5 ingredients into my mini food processor and pulsed until the pepper was well blended into the liquid, I then added the beans and pulsed until the beans were smooth. For a more homemade bean dip only add 3/4's of the beans and process, then stir in the remaining 1/4.
 I like things spicy, but if you want a milder version just use 1/2 of the jalapeno and 1/2 of the pepper flakes and just water or broth instead of the pepper vinegar.
This is a yummy bean dip served at room temperature or warmed in the microwave. It also makes for great tasting bean and cheese nachos.

I hope you give this bean dip a try, and as always thanks for reading. Roy