Sunday, December 1, 2013
Homemade Bean Dip
Remember that bean dip that Frito-Lay sells in a can that we always bought at gas stations with a bag of Doritos? I do. I used to love that stuff when I was younger. But these days I don't really buy a lot of stuff out of cans or junk food. So why not have that same thing but homemade? You can now! I started by making a big old pot of pinto beans in the crockpot. I saved the beans I didn't use for this by freezing them in smaller portions. (We always like to have pinto beans around for a side dish or for refried beans.) And this whips up so easy in a food processor. Great for game day!
HOMEMADE BEAN DIP
2 C heated pinto beans or refried beans (you can use canned if you must)
1 T bacon grease (don't use this if using already refried beans)
2-3 T jalapeno slices (the kind from a jar)
1 T of the brine from the jar of jalapenos
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Chill well. Serve with chips.