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California Cheesy Black Bean Dip

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Melted California Mozzarella and crumbled California Cotija give this hearty appetizer a rich cheesy flavor. For dipping, use tortilla, pita and bagel chips. If you prefer vegetables, try carrot sticks or sugar snap peas."
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20 m servings 73
Original recipe yields 17 servings


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  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno peppers; saute until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the beans and smash with the back of a ladle or large spoon until softened and heated through, another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in pre-shredded Mozzarella or Oaxaca, sour cream, cumin and cayenne pepper, stirring until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle Cotija cheese on top. Serve warm or at room temperature with chips and vegetables.


  • Note
  • Leftover dip can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 73 calories; 5.8 1.9 3.6 13 118 Full nutrition


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Cheesy and yummy! I used a can of refried black beans and added spicy jack cheese instead of mozzarella and really liked this. Super easy to make, lots of fiber & protein, and not *too* bad fo...

maybe add more jalepenos. kindof boring and mozzerella is really stringy