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Smoky Black Bean Dip
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Smoky Black Bean Dip

This delicious smoky black bean dip is a great recipe to make ahead! Enjoy it as a dip for a tasty appetizer, or use it as a spread for wraps, sandwiches, and tacos.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean dip, game day recipes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • ½ large red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 30 ounces black beans (2 cans, undrained)
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (stem removed, diced)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then crumble once cooled.
  • Heat the olive oil in the same skillet, then add the onion and bell pepper. Sauté until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cumin and oregano, then add the beans (undrained) and chipotle pepper.
  • When the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Transfer about a cup of the mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. Return the smooth mixture to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Transfer to a bowl or airtight container and cover. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, stir half of the bacon into the dip and sprinkle the other half on top. If desired, mix sour cream with a squeeze of lime juice and dollop on top.


This recipe is for 12 servings of black bean dip.
For a gluten-free and dairy-free option, skip the sour cream. For vegan, eliminate the turkey bacon as well.
Don't add the bacon until you're ready to serve so it stays crispy.
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 6g