2013 – Gluten Free Living
This marvelous Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip is the BEST you will ever taste! It’s filled with the Tex-Mex ingredients and spices popular in most Tex-Mex recipes: black beans, diced chilies, diced tomatoes, salsa, cumin, chili powder, cilantro and a Mexican cheese blend.
It’s also served hot! Serving this dip hot makes it a step above a lot of dip and chip recipes. The flavors are simply wonderful and work so well together.
Several years ago a friend brought this spectacular dip to a Tex-Mex themed fellowship for our Sunday school class. I couldn’t stop eating the stuff. She served it in an electric skillet to keep the dip hot. Down, down, down, the Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip went until there was hardly any left!
I’m not sure where Carrie got the original recipe, but a version that’s very similar to this one is found at allrecipes, food.com, and my recipes. My version definitely has some differences in ingredients but it’s so similar overall that my guess is the original recipe was the Cooking Light recipe from their April 1997 edition.
If you’re looking for a delicious Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip recipe than look no farther than this great recipe. I took it to my neighbor’s 55th birthday bash last weekend and all the guests there raved over it. It’s that good. If you like Tex-Mex stuff, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe too.
When I initially published this post in May 2013, I was new to using my Canon camera. My pictures were not very good. I recently remade this recipe (July 2017) for our Friday night care group and snapped a few new pictures. I ended up gorging on this appetizer for a couple of days. I still love this stuff. 🙂
Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip is the BEST black bean dip you will ever taste! It’s amazing.
This black bean dip is served hot!
We serve Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip with tortilla chips. But it’s so tasty you can eat it with a fork all by itself!
Ah, yes. Plop one of these tortilla chips loaded with warm black bean dip into your mouth and you will experience a taste explosion!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Pour olive oil into a skillet. I love my enameled cast iron skillets! Add diced onion and saute a bit. Add minced garlic from a jar and saute a little bit longer.
Add two cans of drained black beans. Mash up half of the black beans with a fork.
Saute a few minutes.
Add a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, a can of undrained diced tomatoes, salsa, chili powder and cumin.
Stir to combine and heat through.
Add chopped fresh cilantro, lime juice and a Mexican blend of cheese.
Stir all ingredients to combine and heat through until cheese melts.
If desired, add additional cheese on top and heat through a couple of minutes.
Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip is a very hearty and satisfying filling. It’s actually pretty quick and easy to make, too.
Once you sink your teeth into Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip and tortilla chips you won’t want to stop!
This is a great dip for tailgate parties and watching football or basketball games on television. I warn you in advance, Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip is addictive!
The great thing about this recipe is that it really is quite healthy! Everyone we’ve ever served this great dip to has raved over it. It’s fantastic.
Here’s the recipe.
TEX-MEX BLACK BEAN DIP
(Recipe adapted from Carrie Garrett, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX; source: probably adapted from Cooking Light, April 1987)
- 2- 15-oz. cans black beans, drained
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic from a jar
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes with diced chilies
- 1 can diced tomato
- 1 16-oz. jar salsa (Carrie uses Joe T. Garcia’s Medium)
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 cup shredded cheese (Mexican mix of some kind)
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Sauté onion and garlic in oil.
- Add beans.
- Mash partially with fork.
- Add remaining ingredients except cheese, cilantro and lime juice.
- Cook until heated thoroughly.
- Add cheese, cilantro and lime juice.
- Serve warm.
Take Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip to your next party and you won’t have ANY leftovers!
Go ahead and try a bite! This dip has extraordinary flavor. You will love the tastes.
Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip is gluten free, low calorie and even healthy (compared to most dips). This is great for any kind of party. Consider serving it alongside my Spicy Guacamole!
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