Smoky Bean Dip

The natural smokiness of chipotle chiles get an extra boost with liquid smoke in this recipe, a pleasing cross between a salsa and bean dip.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
dried chipotle chiles
2
cans (15.5 or 15 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1/8
teaspoon liquid smoke, if desired
1
large garlic clove, minced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
each of green, yellow and red bell pepper
2
Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
8
oz tortilla chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place chiles in small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes or until soft. Drain chiles, reserving 3 tablespoons of soaking water. Remove and discard seeds from chiles; coarsely chop chiles.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container, place beans, chiles, reserved water, liquid smoke and garlic; process on high speed until well combined. Stir in cilantro. Place mixture in ungreased shallow 9-inch glass pie pan. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Meanwhile, cut bell peppers with cactus, coyote and moon-shaped cookie cutters; set aside.
  • 4 Uncover dip; sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish top of dip with bell pepper cutouts. Serve with tortilla chips.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    9g
    9%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    14g
    14%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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