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"This colorful, crowd-pleasing dip is full of flavor," remarks Darnele West of Lancaster, South Carolina. "A cousin made it for a family get-together, and we finished off every bite!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Chopped sweet red or yellow pepper, optional
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Fresh vegetables or tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. In the drippings, saute garlic for 1-2 minutes. Stir in beans, cheese, picante sauce, onions and cumin; mix well. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with peppers and cilantro if desired. Serve with vegetables or chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Party Bean Dip in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p57

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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schoffar User ID: 1636990 19382
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"This is a favorite at my house and I take often to parties...and have to take again and again!!!! do not use cilantro or sweet peppers"

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