Monday, October 31, 2011


yields 12 servings

1 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
4 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
the juice of 1 large or 2 small limes
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon powdered cumin
1/2 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Place black beans in a food processor and blend to a thick puree. Add olive oil, almost all of the bacon, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin and paprika, and blend thoroughly. Add sour cream to lighten the mixture and blend until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add salt and pepper to taste (taste often, you might prefer a little more paprika or cumin.)

Serve garnished with a little olive oil, a sprinkling of bacon and some chopped cilantro.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Jerry D. Russell, Cooking by the seat of our pants, April 4, 2011