This is a yummy Texas caviar made with black beans and pinto beans instead of black-eyed peas. Serve with scoop-style tortilla chips as a great party appetizer.

Cassie Cooper
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the black beans, pinto beans, white corn, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl.

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  • To make the dressing, stir the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and garlic powder together in a pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to mix evenly.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; 12 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 564 mg sodium. 35.5 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
This is really good and everyone loves it! The first time I made this I left out the cilantro because one of the guests hates it but I just made it with the cilantro and it was even better. Only change I made was to use 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup rice vinegar instead of the 1/2 cup rice vinegar mainly because I really like lime. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2012
12/09 An almost guiltfree appetizer I'm with the group saying the recipe makes too much.I used 1black 1pinto 1corn 4oz chiles 1jalepeno(which was like adding more green if it's seeded & cored well.I added another not as well emptied.Improved much.Then had a little kick.); half red half green half onion half dressing(Half of the half amont of oil - meaning 1/8c.That's a coffeescoop btw)In dressing I tried half vinegar half limejuice 1T sugar&1t fresh garlic.I couldn't taste the vinegar which I liked;but not the lime too much either.What I'm going to do next time is a can of black&pinto can of corn;4oz chiles;whole green&red pepper;2jalepenos;bunch of cilantro;a cup of red onion;only lime juice&a clove or two of fresh garlic with 1/8c olive oil.Seems to me the sugar would make the veggies weep more.You want some but not to encourage.Gonna add tomatoes too. First time around was good but too beany.Think more veggies will balance it better.Might even try serving room temperature with refried beans to help bind the babies together.It tends to jump.4/12 'Tried again.Not so impressed this time.No not bad;but no wows either.Did 1black 1pinto 2 green peppers 2japs 1/2c red onion 1c corn 1/2bunch cilantro (bout 1c) 2plum toms 3cl garlic 1t kosher salt 1T olive oil 3T lime juice a T chipolte pepper w adobo sauce 1/4t cayenne.Not so pretty;D but still pretty healthy (Win!).Soo if I make again I'll add more lime juice&more spice.This is one to play with. 3 1/2 stsrs Read More
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213 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 169
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
This is really good and everyone loves it! The first time I made this I left out the cilantro because one of the guests hates it but I just made it with the cilantro and it was even better. Only change I made was to use 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup rice vinegar instead of the 1/2 cup rice vinegar mainly because I really like lime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
This is really good and everyone loves it! The first time I made this I left out the cilantro because one of the guests hates it but I just made it with the cilantro and it was even better. Only change I made was to use 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup rice vinegar instead of the 1/2 cup rice vinegar mainly because I really like lime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
This recipe is awesome. I changed it a little. I reduced it by half and still got a medium bowl full. I used regular vinegar vs rice vinegar and used a little more sugar to make up for the regular vinegar. My family could not get enough of it ran out of scoop chips before I did the dip. Loved it and will make on a regular basis! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
I took this recipe to a BBQ for the 4th and it received rave reviews. So many people commented that it was delicious and requested the recipe. I served it with tortilla chips but people enjoyed scooping it up with celery red pepper and even used it as a condiment on their hot dogs and burgers! I cut the recipe in half after reading other reviews and it still made plenty for the crowd of 20 that were at the cookout. I did make the full amount of dressing but reduced the amount of olive oil by 1/2 since some people said it was too oily. It came out great! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2008
I agree it makes a lot I would cut in half next time. I did as the other member did used regular vinegar and little more sugar and it was wonderful Awesome recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2012
12/09 An almost guiltfree appetizer I'm with the group saying the recipe makes too much.I used 1black 1pinto 1corn 4oz chiles 1jalepeno(which was like adding more green if it's seeded & cored well.I added another not as well emptied.Improved much.Then had a little kick.); half red half green half onion half dressing(Half of the half amont of oil - meaning 1/8c.That's a coffeescoop btw)In dressing I tried half vinegar half limejuice 1T sugar&1t fresh garlic.I couldn't taste the vinegar which I liked;but not the lime too much either.What I'm going to do next time is a can of black&pinto can of corn;4oz chiles;whole green&red pepper;2jalepenos;bunch of cilantro;a cup of red onion;only lime juice&a clove or two of fresh garlic with 1/8c olive oil.Seems to me the sugar would make the veggies weep more.You want some but not to encourage.Gonna add tomatoes too. First time around was good but too beany.Think more veggies will balance it better.Might even try serving room temperature with refried beans to help bind the babies together.It tends to jump.4/12 'Tried again.Not so impressed this time.No not bad;but no wows either.Did 1black 1pinto 2 green peppers 2japs 1/2c red onion 1c corn 1/2bunch cilantro (bout 1c) 2plum toms 3cl garlic 1t kosher salt 1T olive oil 3T lime juice a T chipolte pepper w adobo sauce 1/4t cayenne.Not so pretty;D but still pretty healthy (Win!).Soo if I make again I'll add more lime juice&more spice.This is one to play with. 3 1/2 stsrs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
Great recipe I would recommend using only half the amount of beans and corn but exact amounts of everything else. Kick it up a bit with some "Frank's Red Hot". This is great party food you will get a lot of compliments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
ive used italian dressing to make it easier and it is truly a crowd pleaser Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
Awesome. This recipe got raves from all of my boyfriend's friends at our UFC gathering. I use my food processor to chop up the onion and peppers. I also used 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies juices drained. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Yes this does make a lot but that was a good thing because at the potluck I took this to many people were eating it as a side rather than a dip. Great make ahead dish - I tossed it all together and kept it in the fridge for 24 hours before serving and it had a great flavor. The beans had softened up a bit but that was a good thing in my opinion. Only changes I made were a little less oil and I tossed in two chopped avocados right before serving. Read More
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