Southwestern Black Bean Dip
12 months ago

Southwestern Black Bean Dip

We can’t get enough of this recipe — it’s got weeknight-easy prep with big weekend vibes. We make it with earthy black beans, crisp bell peppers, creamy L&B Guacamole and fresh green onions. Tabasco sauce and chili powder give it a Goldilocks amount of heat, and crispy bacon adds an irresistible bite. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and settle in. Things are about to get delicious!

10 to 15 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


8 ounces bacon, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, chopped (½ cup)
2 15-ounce cans seasoned black beans, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
6 ounces L&B Fresh Guacamole
¼ cup light sour cream
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions, including some tops
4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Blue and white corn tortilla chips, for serving


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, fry bacon until crispy. Drain the bacon, reserving the drippings in a bowl. 
  2. Return two teaspoons of bacon drippings to the skillet. Add the onion and sauté until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the beans. Stir in the bacon, onion, chili powder and Tabasco.
  4. Mound the bean mixture in the center of a 9-inch quiche pan or serving platter. Spoon the guacamole and sour cream on top. Sprinkle the bell peppers, green onions, cheese and cilantro on top. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Southwestern Black Bean Dip