Thursday, February 2, 2012

80(ish)--- Chipotle Black Bean (& Bacon) Dip

How about a last minute healthier Super Bowl recipe?

I know, I know. Bacon? An 80? I typically feel the same way.  But here's the deal: Bacon can add a LOT of flavor to a dish with just a small amount.  You can totally omit the bacon in this recipe and it is still good but give it a shot-- it's worth it!

Chipotle Black Bean (& Bacon) Dip
Makes ~ 2 cups

2 slices lean bacon, cooked (I like to cook mine in the microwave between paper towels to absorb the majority of the grease)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp liquid smoke
2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, chopped (total chopped is ~ 2 Tbsp)
1/4 whole red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

In a small nonstick skillet, saute onion over medium heat until softened (you may use olive oil spray if desired).

Add all ingredients into a large food processor and puree until well-combined.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Info per 1/4 cup:  50 calories, 0.5 g fat, 3 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber

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