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Black Bean Tart Recipe

Black Bean Tart Recipe

"This colorful dish was a hit at a get-together I had for friends," say Ellen Papa, who works as a caterer in Miami, Florida. "I served the tart with sour cream on the side, a green salad and crusty bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water until mixture forms a ball. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove foil; bake 8-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a blender, combine 1 cup beans, sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover and process until smooth. Spread over crust. In a skillet, saute corn in oil until tender. Remove from the heat; add red pepper, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, pepper and remaining salt. Add cheese and remaining beans. Mound over the pureed beans (pan will be full). Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 346 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.