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Black Bean Goat Cheese Dip (#26)

May 20, 2012 by admin

 

 

I wanted to make a dip using stuff I had in the house. I had black beans and goat cheese and knew that had to be a dip. Did a little internet recipe search and voila! A recipe. All I had to do was get a poblano pepper and some cilantro. I was okay with that. I guess it’s from Oprah Magazine. This one takes a little time because you need to roast the poblano pepper. I did it under the broiler and turned it once it started charring and popping. Next time you grill you could also throw on a pepper, turn it, and then use it later. I didn’t have a paper bag to wrap the pepper in so I used tin foil. It worked fine.

 

This is a 5 pretzel dip. I LOVE IT! It’s not too bad for you, it’s great used just as a burrito filling, there are layers of flavor…all in all everything I look for in a dip. So good! It heats up great too.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil, plus more for brushing (optional)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) cumin (preferably whole seeds, freshly toasted and ground)
  • 2 can(s) (15 1/2 to 19 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup(s) chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 large poblano peppers
  • 1 bunch(es) scallions, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup(s) coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1 log(s) (11-ounce) fresh goat cheese
  • 6  whole-grain tortillas, cut into wedges

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and cook 30 seconds. Add 1 can beans and lightly mash using a potato masher. Stir in chicken stock and remaining can of beans. Simmer until very thick (but not pasty), 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, place poblano peppers directly on a burner over a medium-low gas flame. Turn regularly with tongs to blacken skin, 10-15 minutes (if you don’t have a gas stove, you can blacken peppers on a sheet pan under a broiler, turning regularly, about 15 minutes). Place peppers in a paper bag; seal and let sit (and steam) until cool enough to handle. Peel peppers, removing as much of the charred skin as possible without rinsing. Seed and coarsely chop. Transfer to a small bowl and toss with scallions and cilantro.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the bottom of a 1- to 1 1/2-quart soufflé or baking dish, spread half of bean mixture. Top with half of cheese, crumbled, and half of pepper mixture. Repeat layering once more, ending on pepper mixture. Place dish on a sheet pan and bake 30-35 minutes, until top is bubbling. Meanwhile, arrange tortilla wedges on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Place in oven with dip and bake 10-12 minutes or until crisp. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt, if desired. Serve hot with tortilla chips on the side.

The Process

Yeah. It has a few steps to it. Basically, you cook the onions:
Then add the beans, mash and reduce:
Chop cilantro and cooked poblano pepper:
Spread half of bean mixture in casserole dish, top with half of poblano mixture, then half of crumbled goat cheese. Repeat. Bake:
Enjoy!
Also, I don’t know how much longer the dip blog is going to continue. I love doing it, but it takes a lot of time. If you enjoy the blog, or if you’ve made recipes from here, or even if you just read the blog occasionally, please ‘like’ a post or leave me a comment. That way I can decide if there’s an active audience for this or not. I’ve been at it for a year (unbelievable!) and I’m on the fence about doing another year of dips. Although, I have to say, I still have about twenty or so recipes I want to try.

3 Comments »

  1. Carla says:

    Tanya – NOOOO! Don’t stop the dip blog! I absolutely love it and use it all the time. Eric and I are trying this black bean goat cheese dip tonight….along with the buffalo wing dip (and leftover black bean spread) of course. Keep ’em coming if you can!
    XO-Happy New Year!
    Carla

  2. Carla says:

    YAY! This one was fabulous by the way. And I’m trying out the Reuben dip for the Superbowl tomorrow….can’t wait. In fact, I have no clue who is even playing but it is a good excuse to make a bunch of crazy food! 😉

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