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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11 Responses to “Massaged Kale Salad”

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’m so glad you posted this! Aarti’s kale salad is on my list of dishes to make, and it’s good to know that you guys enjoyed it.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I saw this on the first episode of Aarti Party and it looked so good to me! Kale is something I’ve also never worked with in our kitchen so I definitely want to give this recipe a try!

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    Josie — August 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I love kale, and I was intrigued by this as well – I really want to try it now! Great picture!

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I picked up all of the ingredients this morning to make the salad, and it is now sitting in my fridge waiting to be devoured for lunch. It’s GREAT! Who knew raw kale could be so good?!

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    Lizzy — August 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Kale is one of my favorite foods but I haven’t had it raw yet. I am bookmarking this!

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    Kate — August 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Wow sounds interesting! I’m very curious to try it myself. I love kale.

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    Christine — August 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I saw this on Aarti Party too – looks good – glad you tried it!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 31, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I love kale and am on a new-found mango kick, so I’m sure this is absolutely wonderful 🙂

    Sues

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    Sherry G — August 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t know if I could get anyone in my family to try this, but it looks so interesting! I have never tried kale, but I would like to!

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    Cara — August 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I made a massaged kale salad once but it was just “eh”. I don’t think I massaged enough. But I might have to try it again, and do it the right way, since you both loved it!

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I LOVE massaged kale – love, love, love it. It tastes completely different than “regular” – not as “green” if that makes sense. 🙂
    I also love the next food network star. I should check out Aarti’s show since this recipe sounds like it’s right up my alley. 🙂

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