I live in New England. This is a creamy bean dip made with red kidney beans. It goes great as an appetizer with crackers. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse the kidney beans, and set aside to drain. In a medium bowl, stir together the onion, mayonnaise, relish, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Gently mix in kidney beans until coated with dressing. Refrigerate until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

355 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 22.6g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 756.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
This is an awesome recipe. It is served at the Continental restaurant in Saugus, MA. We've enjoyed it for years....if you let it sit for at least 24 hours, the flavors are enhanced. It's just great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2011
I was really disappointed by this recipe considering it was so highly rated. I found the onion was overpowering even though I used a sweet onion. I cut the relish in half and it was still too much the mayo made it too rich and it was bland. I added some sour cream to reduce the richness and also added some chili powder and tabasco sauce to give it some more flavour. Also the recipe did not say to make in the processor so initially the beans were whole but obviously that doesn't make much of a dip. After all my changes it is edible but I still wouldn't make it again. Sorry! Read More
(6)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
This is an awesome recipe. It is served at the Continental restaurant in Saugus, MA. We've enjoyed it for years....if you let it sit for at least 24 hours, the flavors are enhanced. It's just great. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
I make it with cottage cheese instead of mayo...love it! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
A unique and tasty topping for crackers this recipe is delicious. I think it is best on a buttery type cracker. I'm always asked for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
I grew up eating this dip it is one of my favorite dips. I have always known it as Boston Bean Dip but this is pretty much the same. The recipe I use calls for fresh garlic (2 small cloves) minced and no horseradish but the next time I make it I will add some horseradish because it sounds good. I love this dip served with triscuits. So easy to make yourself no need to buy it at the deli. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
We're from Ipswich Mass and this is as good as the Hart House Bean Dip - or Bells Market Bean Dip - which turned into Star Market. Eat this with Triscuits and it's a meal. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2008
I have lived in New Englad all my life and got tired of spending top dollar at specialty food shops to buy this delicious snack. I made a few modifications to try to copy the recipe that I am familiar with; I omitted the onion and used red pepper relish instead of pickle relish. With these two modifications the dip was exactly what I am used to for New England Bean Dip. For a while I had been reticent to try a mayonnaise-based recipe because the dip doesn't have a mayo flavor at all but I am glad I finally gave it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I've been searching for this recipe! It's absolutely delicious...the only thing I would change is a little less on the relish but over all FABULOUS! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2006
This is a great easy to do recipe. In the midst of my exams and the Canadian winter I did not want to spend a lot of time making food or venturing out for ingredients. Having most of the ingredients on hand (except relish and horshradish as well as using fresh garlic instead of powdered and red onion instead of white) and throwing them all in the food processer I had exam food within 5 minutes with little clean up. The recipe was great even missing some ingredients. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2011
I was really disappointed by this recipe considering it was so highly rated. I found the onion was overpowering even though I used a sweet onion. I cut the relish in half and it was still too much the mayo made it too rich and it was bland. I added some sour cream to reduce the richness and also added some chili powder and tabasco sauce to give it some more flavour. Also the recipe did not say to make in the processor so initially the beans were whole but obviously that doesn't make much of a dip. After all my changes it is edible but I still wouldn't make it again. Sorry! Read More
(6)
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