Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Dinner Side or a Snack

You've got to try this. I needed to use up that random can of kidney beans in my cupboard, but I'll bet it would be even better (although mine turned out sooo yummy and fabulous) if you followed the directions and used fresh beans.

Red Bean Dip

8 ounces dried kidney beans (scant 1 1/2 cups)
2 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1 whole cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, halved and very thinly sliced
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt, preferably Greek-style
4 cups baked blue corn chips (10 ounces)
Cover beans with at least 2 inches of water in a large bowl. Cover loosely, and let soak overnight at room temperature.
Drain beans; transfer to a medium saucepan. Add stock, herbs, spices, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer beans until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain beans; reserve cooking liquid. Discard bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Let liquid cool completely.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 25 minutes.
Pulse beans and 1/2 cup cooking liquid in a food processor until smooth. Add more cooking liquid if needed to reach desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with yogurt, then onions. Serve with chips. Dip can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days.
(from Everyday Food)

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Looks good. I make something like this with black beans, salsa, cilantro, and lime. Very good with chips!