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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vegetarian "Refried" Beans.

This dip is yummy... and Shayne and I find ourselves devouring it with a bag of tortilla chips. Which isn't the healthiest way to eat it... but it's gooood. It also makes a great warm bean dip or a good cold spread for sandwiches, wraps, or crackers.

4 1/2 cups cooked or 3 cans beans - black, small red, kidney, or pinto - rinsed and drained
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon groun cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried garlic granules
1 teaspoon chili powder
hot-pepper sauce to taste (optional)
a few dashes of liquid smoke (optional)

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend for several minutes or untilo very smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate.

For hot dip, microwave on high for about 3 mintues or heat in a skillet, stirring constantly.

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