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Warm Black Bean Dip

Cumin and chili powder pack plenty of zip into this chunky bean dip, which is served warm. It's a great make-ahead dish for any kind of party or get-together. —Lynda Cavanaugh, De Forest, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add beans; mash gently. Stir in the tomato, picante sauce, cumin and chili powder. Cook and stir just until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm with chips.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 73 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.
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  • reindeer01
    Jan 7, 2021

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  • Janet
    Dec 6, 2020

    This is absolutely delicious and can easily be made in a crockpot which is how I have made it. I also used dried black beans instead of the can.

  • rena 55
    Jan 19, 2019

    Always looking for something different to serve for a party I host every year. This was a delicious addition to the buffet table. I served it with chips and bread chunks!

  • angmclanc
    Jun 24, 2015

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  • mkaskela
    Jan 18, 2015

    Not really a make ahead dish but good.

  • carrie.fidler1984
    Jan 9, 2014

    Have made this for years! It's a hit everytime!

  • DonnaFuller1
    Jun 28, 2013

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  • julieh82
    Oct 11, 2012

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  • turtledaisy
    Jul 25, 2011

    Made this for a party. Very good, excellent flavor. Everyone loved it!

  • where's the beef?
    Dec 26, 2010

    I made it for a Christmas gathering. Everybody loved it! I would definitely make it again.