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Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

Makes 1-1/2 cups

16-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c salsa
2 Tbs lime juice
2 Tbs chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp ground cumin
salt & pepper to taste

Combine everything but the salt and pepper in food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe: Layered Dip


Layered Dip

I served this layered dip with tortilla chips at little man’s birthday party. Everyone loved it and we loved what little leftovers we had.


Black beans
Sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese


Simple really, just layer on everything in order starting with the black beans and ending with the cheese. It’s great to make ahead and store in the fridge.

Recipe: Quesadillas




Olive Oil
Black Beans
Spicy Sausage
Sour Cream
Monterey Jack Cheese


Heat oil in a pan large enough to hold your tortilla flat. Place tortilla in pan and flip it about every 10 seconds. You are waiting for the tortilla to heat nicely and soften. It should have some small air bubbles form. When this happens, you can add your cheese and the rest of your ingredients. Be mindful that this shouldn’t be too thick. Turn off the heat so you don’t burn the tortilla. Some browning is good but burning just isn’t tasty. Let the cheese melt a bit then carefully fold the tortilla in half. Top with additional cheese. Cut your quesadilla into manageable pieces. Mine was cut into three pieces but if you have a very large (diameter) tortilla, you may need to cut it into more pieces.

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Recipe: The Ultimate Bean and Cheese Burrito

Ultimate Bean and Cheese Burrito

The Ultimate Bean and Cheese Burrito

This recipe, as many great one are, was created almost by accident. We had some leftover beans from when we made our Feijoada. I puréed them with rice (to thicken it) and created the following ultimate bean and cheese burrito!


Spinach Tortilla
Bean and Rice purée from Feijoada
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Purée the beans (from Feijoada) and rice together. Add enough rice to make your beans the desired consistency. Spread mixture over a spinach tortilla. Top with salsa and shredded cheese. Heat, roll up, eat and enjoy!