Thursday, January 21, 2010

CEiMB: Five Layer Mexican Bean Dip



I am in love with any type of party food, mostly because it usually means there is a party attached to it! This week's CEiMB recipe was perfect because last night I had a little scrapbooking gathering with some girls in our card club. By the end of the night, it was GONE, which almost never happens, I was thrilled! There is no way you're going to eat this and know that it's lowfat. It's so full of flavor and heat that you'll feel like you're indulging. This is actually the second layered bean dip I've posted and I think I like Ellie's more then my own!

A little tip with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, since usually you open an entire can to use just one. To avoid having to throw the rest away, freeze the peppers, individually in small baggies, and thaw right before use. A great tip if you're like me and you lose sleep over wasted food!

Five Layer Mexican Bean Dip
By Ellie Krieger

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo
4 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups corn kernels (10-ounce box frozen corn)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 ripe avocados
4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion
1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper, optional
3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar

Directions

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

Put half of the onion mixture into a food processor with the black beans, chipotle pepper, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, cumin, water and salt. Puree until smooth. Set aside.

Add the corn to the skillet with the remaining onion mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro leaves.

In a small bowl mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. In a medium bowl toss together the tomatoes, scallion and jalapeno, if using. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the black bean dip into the bottom of an 8 by 8 glass baking or serving dish. Top with the corn mixture, spreading it out to form a single layer over the beans, repeat with the avocado, then the tomatoes. Top with cheese. Serve with baked chips.

Serves: 12, a serving size is 1/2 cup

Per Serving:Calories 140; Total Fat 8 g; (Sat Fat 2 g, Mono Fat 3 g, Poly Fat 0.7 g) ; Protein 5g; Carb 16 g; Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 6mg; Sodium 245 mg

Points per Serving:3!

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33 comments:

Joanne said...

Ah yes this chipotle pepper tip has saved me both money and trips to the grocery store.

What a great recipe! Perfect for the superbowl. And this way I can not feel guilty about eating it and no one will have to know...

Rebekah said...

yum!!! i just may be making this for game day!!! can't wait!!!

Kim said...

Oh yeah! I love bean dip and could really feel good about eating this one. I can see why it was gobbled up at your party.

Jenn said...

Layered dips are always fun. Maybe it's just me since I love to dip out the layers with one big scoop of a chip. lol. So when's the party?

biz319 said...

Love this dip!! Perfect for the big game - my husband's favorite day of the year and saddest day of the year - the Superbowl and then sadness when football is over!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

HAHA we both gave tips about freezing the chipotles! Great minds think alike :)

I love the side shot, where you can really see all the layers.

A Year on the Grill said...

A beautiful thing from the side... love these dips!

Ingrid said...

Hey, thanks for the tip! This looks really good and the empty dish at the end of the night says a lot.
~ingrid

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is a healthy and tasty dish. Just in time for my niece's Mexican themes birthday party..

ARLENE said...

An old favorite--though there are variations on it. I could live on nibbles.

Julie said...

I like this because theirs no guac in it and I could just skip the avacados (I know, I'm a weirdo..hehe)

Barbara Bakes said...

I love 5 layer dip too! I'm impressed it's only 3 points. It looks great!

Devon said...

Get out of town; this is low fat! This is great for a potluck because it's a real crows pleaser. Who could resist.

Pam said...

I love this dip!

Velva said...

I am going to remember about freezing the chipotle peppers-I never thought do that.
This is great bean dip for superbowl that has less fat and calories-Perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

The dip sounds delicious.. perfect superbowl munchie. I love the tip about the chipotles, didnt know they could be frozen.. thx.

Deborah said...

I love a good bean dip, and this one sounds great!

Kathleen said...

Yum! This a an all time favorite at our house. My 20 year old son could eat the entire recipe himself!!!

Debbie said...

We had a Mexican potluck yesterday at work and this would have been perfect!!! Delicious!

Erica said...

Ellie just rocks! Her recipes are lighter and tastier than the usuals! I'm pretty much a fan of anything that involves beans and mexican flavor :)

HoneyB said...

This looks awesome! What a great superbowl food idea too.

Mini Baker said...

ellie is awesome! and this recipe looks awesome too!

EAT! said...

Oh such a favorite dip at our house. I am sure we will be making a few for while we watch the upcoming football games.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

All of my favorites in a dip. How totally delicious! I can see why it disappeared!

Maria Salomon said...

Great dip.......great tip!

Simply Life said...

yum! that dip looks great!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks delicious! I love party food too, I will have to remember to use my Ellie book more often.

Carrie said...

I love bean dip! It's perfect for parties or a movie night at home!!

Katy ~ said...

Do you know I have eaten layered dips but have NEVER made one. What's up with that? This sounds delicious. Love the jalapeno pepper in this and when the next serious snacking mood hits, I'm making this!

j. vorwaller said...

ohhhh my gosh this looks SO good.


especially at midnight!! why do you have to live so far away? huh? huh? huh?

:)

kanishk said...

I can not feel guilty about eating it and no one will have to know...

Work from home India

Aggie said...

I love layered dips like this...never tried it with chipotles though...yum!

amisha said...

This looks awesome! What a great superbowl food idea too.
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