Cheesy Black Bean Dip

1 cup dried black beans, soaked in water overnight and drained 

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon salt 

1 tablespoon butter or bacon fat

½ teaspoon This Little Goat Went to Grillville Spice Mix

2 tablespoon cream cheese 

¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded 

2 tablespoon scallions, sliced thinly on the bias

In a large pot, combine soaked black beans, garlic, salt and enough water to cover beans, about 2 cups. 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 along with butter, Grillville spice mix, cream cheese and 2 tablespoons water. Process until fully combined. Salt to taste and transfer to an oven-safe serving bowl Top with cheddar and place under a broiler until cheese is golden brown and bubbling.  Remove from oven, garnish with scallions and serve with chips.