Saturday, August 4, 2007

Versatile black bean dip

So unemployment does not sit well with me, I have basically been glued to the couch all week (for the 4th week in a row now), occasionally getting up for a Dr. Pepper or to go to a job interview. Hopefully I will be hired soon and out of my funk! Funk=no cooking (except for sugary treats) so I really don't know what we've done for dinner this week...chik fil a, frozen pizza, chicken salad. Tonight I finally snapped out of it and whipped up a real dinner, it felt good to be back in the kitchen chopping and stirring and making a mess (Tyler gets to clean up, hehe).

Tex Mex Black Bean Dip from (can be eaten w/chips or used as enchilada filling)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mild picante sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  1. Place black beans in a medium size mixing bowl, partially mash beans -- beans should remain a little chunky.
  2. In a medium size frying pan, heat oil over a medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes.
  3. Mix beans, corn, tomato, picante sauce, cumin, and chili powder into the frying pan; cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat, mix in cheese, cilantro and lime juice; stir until cheese is melted.

Black Bean Enchiladas

3 cups Tex Mex Black Bean Dip
5-8 large flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
1 can enchilada sauce

Spoon a rounded 1/2 cup of the black bean mixture down the center of each tortilla, top with some cheese. Fold sides over filling and roll up. Place in a 13x9 baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with enchilada sauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and cilantro (optional). Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


Annie said...

Oh wow, these look really really incredible. I'm definitely trying these!!!

Jigginjessica said...

Well it doesn't look like you're in a funk! Those look delicious1

DeMo said...

I wanted to show my boyfriend one of your recipes, so I bookmarked your site on his computer b/c I figured I'd forget to tell him about it if I didn't bookmark it. Last night I caught him looking at it when I heard him say "mmmmmm... bean dip!" Just wanted to let you know that you have another blog fan. :)

Renea said...

Yum! I can't look at this post anymore because it's making me so hungry!!

Stacey said...

Yup, you should definitely make them! I think the crack fairy must have stopped by my apartment and got a hold of the cookies. It's impossible to eat just one!

Kayte said...

my mouth totally waters every time i look at the picture of the enchiladas. yum!