Spicy Adobe Bean Dip
A recipe for Spicy Adobe Bean Dip perfect for football games, tailgating, and husbands who love corn chips.
Lesser known fact about my husband, he's a glutton for bean dip.
Yup, I'm talking the kind that comes in a vacuumed sealed can and jiggles with the motion of zipping back the lid. Needless to say, it grosses me out. I mean, have you noticed how it sweats?! There have been many of a football game where I've watched him devour a can of bean dip like Chunk from The Goonies does ice cream. It was pretty clear once he started licking the can that there was a battle set in front of me.
Husbands, am I right? So with football season upon us, and B's bean dip craving kicking in, I knew I needed to strike quick.
To figure this out, I decided I wasn't even going to make a dip anything like the stuff in the can. One, because I don't know how to make food sweat on its own. Two, I think it involves jello and I'm not okay revisiting the 50's Aspic recipes. With that, I knew I needed something packed full of flavor but still had that bean dip vibe to it.
I grabbed my favorite beans, Great Northern Beans and started throwing things in the food processor. I took a note from the times I've made hummus and started constructing a dip in the same form. For heat, I went with one of my favorites, Chilis in Adobe sauce. Chilis in Adobe sauce always vary in spice, I always recommend starting off with one, and building your way up to the heat you want. To keep the flavor going I went for some lemon juice and taco seasoning. To get that smooth texture I used sour cream and a little olive oil. After combining all the ingredients in the food processor, I had to say, I was shocked. I'm not a bean dip lover, but I loved this. I knew I had a winner on my hands.
With all the pomp and circumstance I had, I brought that Spicy Adobe Bean Dip to its judge. In B's eyes, there was no way I could create something that outshined his one dip to rule them all. Well, he didn't stand a chance...nor did the bean dip in the scenario. As he devoured bite after bite with corn chips, I truly felt like the culinary version of Benedict Arnold. A Rambo of the kitchen, if you will.
- 1 can (15 oz) Great Northern Beans (drained)
- 2-3 Chipotle Chiles in Adobe Sauce
- 2 tbsp Sour Cream
- 3 tbsp Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1.5 tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1.5 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Last week we were in the aisle of HEB getting ingredients to make Football Sunday recipes. In the middle of the chip aisle, B grabbed his corn chips and headed towards the bean dip cans. In a sudden halt, he stopped, looked at me with sad puppy eyes and asked, "Would you make that bean dip you made last time, please? It was so good!"