Cheesy Black Bean Dip 

Yield: 2 cups 

Time: 90 minutes 

Active Time: 15 minutes 


1 cup dried Black Beans, soaked in water overnight and drained 

1 Garlic clove 

1 tbsp Butter or Bacon Fat 

1 tsp Salt 

½ tsp This Little Goat Went to Grillville Spice Mix 

2 Tbsp Cream Cheese 

¼ cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded 

2 Tbsp Scallions, sliced thinly on the bias 


Add soaked black beans, garlic ,salt and 2 cups water to a pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until beans are tender, about 45 minutes to an hour. Strain beans, reserving cooking liquid. Allow to cool slightly before adding to a food processor, with remaining ingredients except for cheddar and scallions. Puree until well chopped. Add 2 tablespoons of water, puree further and check consistency. Beans should be thick but smooth, similar to peanut butter. Add more water as needed until desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt if necessary.  Transfer to serving oven safe serving bowl, top with cheddar and place under a broiler until cheese is golden brown and bubbling.  Remove from oven, top with scallions and serve.