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Thursday, April 16, 2009

BEAN AND CHEESE DIP




INGREDIENTS:
3 cups cooked pinto beans,
2 cups chopped onion,
4 minced garlic cloves,
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese,
1/2 cup sour cream,
1/3 cup tomato sauce,
1/3 cup olive oil,
1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper,
1 teaspoon salt;
Sautee onion and garlic in 1/3 cup olive oil for 3,4 minutes;
Add tomato sauce, crushed pepper and salt; cook for 2 minutes;
Combine cooked beans, sauteed onion mixture, sour cream and cheddar cheese in a food processor until smooth.
Pour in a serving dish and garnish (optional) with sauteed onion and garlic. Serve with your favourite chips!
Enjoy!
tip- How to cook Pinto Beans:
Sort and wash beans in a colander under cold water. Soak 3 cups of beans over night in 6,7 cups of water.Cover and simmer for 1/2 to 2 hours until tender adding more water if necessary.


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