Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raspberry Black Bean Dip

If you have ever lived in Manhattan, KS I certainly hope you have taken time to eat at the So Long Saloon! I went to college at Kansas State University and the So Long Saloon was one of my all time favorite places to eat. When my friends first tried to get me to eat this appetizer called Raspberry Black Bean Dip, I thought they were crazy. After one bite I think we ended up ordering more because it was so good!

Another friend of mine loved this stuff, too, and she created her own version which I am going to share with you. Certainly not as good as the real deal, but a close a second!

Raspberry Black Bean Dip: Serves 4-6

1 can of Black Beans drained and rinsed=.50 (you can get these at Aldi special times during the year)
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese=.50 (This is what I usually pay after coupons)
1 bottle of Broncoo Bob's Chipotle Raspberry Sauce (see image here) =7.49 (find in condiments section at Dillons... maybe elsewhere)

First, drain and rinse black beans and put into 2 qt. baking dish. Cube cream cheese and place on top of beans. Place in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 3-5 minutes. Just long enough for cheese to become soft.

Then, pull the dish out of the oven and stir together beans and cheese.

Last, add about 1/3 of a bottle of Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on top. Spread it around evenly and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Serve with tortilla chips!


Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I went to K-State and know exactly what you're talking about! My husband and I love the raspberry black bean dip at So Long's. I just tried this recipe a couple weeks ago and it was really good. It's hard to compare since it's been a long time since I've had So Long's version, but we're going back to Manhattan this weekend and are going to go there!

By the way, I found a similar raspberry-chipotle grilling sauce at Target. I'm going to try it next time I make this dip. Hopefully it tastes the same because it's much cheaper than Bronco Bob's!

Mandy said...

have you considered adding additional cheese to the top?