This dip is fantastic. If you’re having a get together for Labor Day, you should definitely make this. Everyone will thank you.
My dear friend, Becky, made this a while back for a baked potato bar dinner party, and it was super scrumptious! I’ve been dreaming about it ever since. So since we were cooking for vegetarians and gluten-free eaters at the beach, I thought a baked potato bar with this dip would be the perfect thing. It was a huge hit and the leftovers of this dip make an excellent snack with tortilla chips, or would be great mixed with scrambled eggs, or would be delicious eaten with a spoon! …I think I need to make this again ASAP.
For convenience sake I left out the rice when I made it at the beach. Next time I’ll add it in. It’s not very noticeable, but acts as a great binder for all the delicious beans and cheese.
Adapted from The Kitchn
- 2 (15oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 (15oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 (15oz) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice (optional, but recommended)
- 2 cups diced tomatoes (I used fresh, but 1 can of diced tomatoes would probably work too)
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeño, diced (optional)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 6 cups shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×13″ pan or deep casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix beans, rice, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, spices and 4 cups of cheese together. Season generously with salt and pepper. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil and back for 30 minutes, until bubbly. Remove foil and add remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve with baked potatoes, chips, eggs, crackers, or spoons!