Friends are so special!
I had a sweet lady give me several bags of pinto beans. I don’t care much about sitting down and eating a bowl of pinto beans; I prefer Great Northern white beans flavored with a ham bone if I’m going to do that.
But I love…I mean, LOVE, bean dip. The kind you buy in the little can by the chips.
So my dream to use these pinto beans was to make bean dip. And you know what? It is delicious! I served this with taco salads at our Sunday family dinner. Hope you enjoy!
“Better than Frito Lay” Spicy Bean Dip
2 cups of *cooked prepared pinto beans or one 15 oz can of cooked pinto beans
3-5 slices bottled jalapenos peppers
1 tablespoon brine, from bottled jalapeno slices or peppercini peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package of taco seasoning
1 tablespoon mayo
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Chill for several hours before serving to allow spices to blend. Serve cold with tortilla or corn chips.
Another option is to serve heated with shredded cheese and sour cream on top. Yum!
*See how to prepare dried pinto beans here.