Bacon Black Bean Dip

Bacon Black Bean Dip

All the ladies I work with at church with the Young Women gathered here last night for a craft night to put together some gifts for the girls for an upcoming event called New Beginnings.  I promised them food to get them through the night so here is the first of the fuel food which looks sort of disgusting but tastes delicious!  It comes from the My Recipes website and while it was not difficult to make, it was a little more time consuming than most dips.

6 slices bacon, chopped (I added 1 more to make it 7 slices)

1 large onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced

1 teaspoon cumin

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 teaspoon oregano

2 (15 oz each) cans black beans, undrained

salt

3 tablespoons lime juice

3 scallions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (ick, left this out)

1 large tomato, diced

1  Cook bacon until crisp.

2  Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from skillet.  Add onion and peppers and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.  Add spices and saute for 1 minute.  Add beans and bring to a boil then simmer until thickened and slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.

3  Puree half the mixture in a blender.  Stir puree into remaining mixture and season with lime juice and salt.  Let cool to room temperature then stir in bacon and top with scallions and tomato.

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