keep it simple. [spicy bean dip w. corn & habanero salsa]

July 11th, 2011 by | comments

By Uncle Steve

This bean dip is the perfect appetizer or side dish for any get together or party. My Uncle Steve whipped up this dip for our 4th of July party, and once I took a bite, I knew I had to make it again. Though extremely simple, the dish doesn’t lack in flavor–the habanero salsa gives it just the right amount of kick.

My uncle is always coming up with new and inventive recipes, which we get to enjoy when he visits us here in California from Ohio. I was sad to see him, my aunt and cousin leave last week, but we all had such a great time together, from shopping to laying out to BBQing, etc. Keep an eye out for more of my Uncle Steve’s recipes!

Thanks for holding the tortilla in the photo, mom. ;)


1 (15 oz.) can black beans

1 (15 oz.) can refried beans

1 (16 oz.) can chunky habanero salsa with lime (any hot/spicy salsa works)

1/2 bag frozen Trader Joe’s corn

1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, plus more for garnish

Salt and pepper, to taste

Tortilla chips or fresh tortillas, cut into small slices


Pour black beans, refried beans, salsa and corn into large pot over medium heat. Cook until mixture is hot, then add cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Place hot/warm bean dip in serving bowl then top with shredded cheese. Eat with tortilla chips, or place dip in small tortilla triangles and fold (like a mini taco).

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