Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Creamy smashed black beans, cream cheese, and raspberry chipotle jam combine for this unique dip that’s sure to please.

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

This is the last appetizer recipe I’m posting before the Superbowl. I hope I’ve given you guys some ideas for snacks to prepare if you’re throwing or going to a party. Who are you guys hoping will win? As I mentioned the other day, I’m a big Peyton Manning fan, so I’m hoping the Broncos win on Sunday.

After making raspberry chipotle jam, I started searching for ways to use it up. We really enjoyed it slathered on some cheese and crackers, but I had 4 jars of it… After some internet searching, I came across this recipe for Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip. I was intrigued at the flavor combination. I knew I liked all of the main components on their own, but I wasn’t sure exactly how it would come out.

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

I’m glad I went ahead and made this dip. It’s quite tasty and more unique than the standard buffalo chicken dip. One thing I observed is that the jam on it’s own has a great subtle kick to it. In this dip, you didn’t get the kick as much. It was much more subtle thanks to the creamy beans and the cream cheese. This makes the dip more appetizing to a broad audience, which is always good when taking a snack to a party.

If you don’t have homemade raspberry chipotle jam, you can find raspberry chipotle sauce at most grocery stores.

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Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Creamy smashed black beans, cream cheese, and raspberry chipotle jam combine for this unique dip that's sure to please.

Yield: Serves 6-8

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can black beans
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup raspberry chipotle sauce (or homemade raspberry chipotle sauce)
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

Melt butter in small skillet. Add onion and sauté until slightly brown. Remove from heat and place the onion in a bowl to cool.

Dump the can of black beans into a small pan. Add the salt and cumin. Stir over medium heat, mashing the beans as it cooks. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the liquid reduces and the beans have a smooth, yet chunky consistency. Remove from heat.

Add the cream cheese to the bowl of onions and stir to combine.

Place the cream cheese in the center of an oven-safe dish.

Spoon the beans around the cream cheese mixture.

Spoon a well into the center of the cream cheese. Pour the raspberry chipotle sauce or jam into the well.

Add pepper jack cheese and place in a 450-degree oven, until the cheese melts. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe from Zestuous

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10 Responses to “Strawberry Rhubarb Bars”

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    Ingrid — August 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve been anxious to try rhubarb but after many trips to the grocery store missed the season. (it sold out-FAST!) Did you use fresh or frozen rhubarb? I just saw the frozen kind and have been thinking about giving it a try.
    ~ingrid

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    Jen — August 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Ingrid – I made this when I was home in the Midwest back in June. It seems easier to find out there than in the East Coast where I live. We use fresh and I’ve never used frozen although my dad does freeze his for the rhubarb rolls I made a few weeks ago too. I should have grabbed a ton and froze it myself…

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    bewa3u1 — August 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I made these for a 4th of July party. we ran out of fresh and had to use frozen rhubarb, which tasted fine, we couldnt tell the difference (but we also had the fresh mixed in). Although I would suggest cutting the frozen pieces up a bit more- they came out of the bag huge! ~Jen’s older-younger sister

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    Jen — August 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    thanks little sis! Were they store bought or did Dad freeze them from fresh?

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    Katie — August 7, 2009 at 2:42 am

    No kidding – those look like the best dessert ever!! I’m starring and making for sure!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — August 7, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Ya know what- I’ve never made anything with rhubarb! But those sure look yummy so I might have to try it 🙂

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    Colleen — August 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    These look delicious!

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    nutmegnanny — August 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I love rhubarb, what a great new way to use it;)

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    madebymel — August 9, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I really need to try rhubarb. I am afraid I won’t like it, but this looks like a great recipe!

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    Ingrid — August 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thank for the info Jen! I just may go ahead and give frozen a try otherwise its wait a year.
    ~ingrid

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