Southwest Black Bean Dip

Can you believe that Christmas is next week? Are you ready? Do you have your house decorated and presents wrapped? This time of year is always filled with complete chaos. Holiday parties, school activities, and lots and lots of cookies…and food! I just moved to Arizona a couple of months ago {as many of you already know}…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip with smokey chipotle peppers, sweet corn, and lots of cheese will make all of your party guests happy | cookingwithcurls.com #HappiMess #DeltaLiving

so all of my holidays have taken on a southwest flair, like with this Southwest Black Bean Dip and the Cranberry Salsa that I shared a couple of weeks ago…..

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The Southwest Black Bean Dip is hiding on the other side of that reindeer, LOL. I kept the Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls and Classic Deviled Eggs traditional, to keep the taste buds from getting completely overloaded. 😉

If you follow me on instagram, you saw the aftermath of my Southwest Thanksgiving feast…..

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Holiday gatherings are so much fun, the stories, the laughter, the mess. Okay, so the mess part isn’t the highlight, but it is necessary when creating delicious food and happy memories. Yes, your sink is going to look like this…..

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a lot while you are cooking. That is why I was SUPER, DUPER excited when I received my Delta Touch20® Technology for the Kitchen “Essa” faucet as part of the #HappiMess campaign. And here is why…..

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Messy hands from rolling cookie dough into perfectly shaped balls? No problem, just touch this magical Delta Touch20® Technology faucet anywhere on the spout or handle to start and stop the flow of water. How cool is that?? You can use your wrist, forearm, or even your elbow. No more turning on the water with your hands while cooking with raw chicken!!

Alex and I had so much fun playing with my new faucet. He’s such a “guy”, he had to touch it in all different places to watch it turn on and off…..

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It was fun to watch, and he was nice enough to install it for me {in about 15 minutes} so I was glad to see him having fun as well. 😉

So let’s go back to the Southwest Black Bean Dip. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub inside of a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with olive oil, and line a baking sheet with foil or Silpat liner. Set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion, stir and cook until softened and translucent, about 4 to 6 minutes…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip onions cookingwithcurls.com

Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and heat for one minute.

Add one can of black beans, chipotle pepper*, and 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil and and cook until liquid is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip chipotle cookingwithcurls.com

The amount of chipotle pepper and adobo sauce is up to you, and your taste-buds. I was happy with 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce, Alex would prefer 2 diced chipotle peppers and the adobo sauce for scorching hot. 😉

Pour mixture into the bowl of a food processor {or blender}. Add the vinegar and process until smooth…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip puree cookingwithcurls.com

If you are using a blender, remember to remove the cap and cover the hole with a towel so it doesn’t explode!

Pour mixture into a large bowl. Add the second can of black beans, corn, tomatoes, 3/4 cup of each cheese, and 1/2 of the cilantro. Mix well and season to taste with sea salt and ground pepper…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip mix cookingwithcurls.com

Pour into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese…..

Southwest Black Bean Dip cheese cookingwithcurls.com

Place on baking sheet {to catch any drips} and bake for about 15 minutes, until cheese melts and dip is bubbly. Garnish with remaining cilantro and serve with tortilla chips…..

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You are going to LOVE this Southwest Black Bean Dip, and so are all of your party guests!!

Creating, and eating this dip can get a bit messy…..

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but cleanup is a breeze. 🙂 In the end, it’s a #HappiMess!

Delta has been the leading faucet manufacture for 60 years, and believes in the transformative powers of water. Mess has gotten a bad rap over the years as something to be avoided, but a messy life means that you are “doing” and “creating” memories with your family and friends. This is a good thing!

Share how your family and friends create a #HappiMess on your social media channels today – let’s embrace the mess together and make memories this season!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine.

Enjoy!!

Southwest Black Bean Dip

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Appetizer
Southwest Black Bean Dip with smokey chipotle pepper, sweet corn and lots of cheese will make all of your party guests happy!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 Large cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 Cans black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 can sweet corn (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 Roma tomatoes (cored and diced)
  • * Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (see note)
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1 1/2 Cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (divided)
  • 3/4 cups fresh cilantro (chopped, divided)
  • sea salt and ground pepper (to taste)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub inside of a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with olive oil, and line a baking sheet with foil or Silpat liner. Set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the diced onion, stir and cook until softened and translucent, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and heat for one minute.
Add one can of black beans, chipotle pepper*, and 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil and and cook until liquid is reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour mixture into the bowl of a food processor {or blender}. Add the vinegar and process until smooth.
Pour mixture into a large bowl. Add the second can of black beans, corn, tomatoes, 3/4 cup of each cheese, and 1/2 of the cilantro. Mix well and season to taste with sea salt and ground pepper.
Pour into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Place on baking sheet {to catch any drips} and bake for about 15 minutes, until cheese melts and dip is bubbly.
Garnish with remaining cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.

Note

*Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - the amount you use is determined by your desired spiciness!

I used 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce and NO peppers and found it spicy but not too much to handle.

If you like heat, use 1 diced chipotle pepper and 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce.

If you like fiery hot, use 2 chipotle peppers and 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce.

 

What HappiMess will your be creating this holiday season?

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