Black Bean Dip – Perfect Appetizer

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Do you love hosting gatherings?  Are you ready for the perfect appetizer to wow your guests? Then you can’t miss my easy, breezy black bean dip, full of flavor and sure to be winner no matter the occasion.  And there’s no better occasion than the big game.

Black Bean Dip -

I don’t know about you, but my Mom was always the hostess with the mostest.  We grew up having fiestas (parties) and carne asadas (BBQs) almost every weekend, or at least it felt that way.  Regardless, I grew up knowing the importance of making sure we had something for our invitados (guests) to gnosh on while we waited for the main dish.  And since that was generally the dish I was able to help with, appetizers are kind of like my thing, especially easy ones packed with flavor. Enter my black bean dip made savory thanks to the rich flavor of El Yucateco.  Here’s what you’ll need.

Black Bean Dip Ingredients -

Black Bean Dip Ingredients:

1 can of your favorite black beans (frijoles negros)
2 tbsp of your favorite oil (I used olive oil)
1/4-1/2 cup broth or water (depending on the consistency you’re looking for)
2-4 tbsp of El Yucateco Black Label Reserve
4 strips of cooked smoked bacon, chopped
2 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro
1 oz queso fresco (farmers cheese), crumbled

How to make the Black Bean Dip.

Begin by crumbling the queso fresco and finely chopping the cliantro and bacon. Then set it aside to garnish the dip later.

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Queso Fresco, Bacon, Cilantro -

Add the oil, black beans, and broth/water into a non-stick pan over medium heat. Mash up the beans with a bean/potato masher until your desired consistency is reached.

I prefer my dip to be a bit lumpy. If you prefer your dip to be more like a smooth purée, I suggest you blend the beans and broth/water in a food processor or blender. Then pour them into your oiled pan.

Mashing up black beans -

Add in the El Yucateco Black Label Reserve, stir, and allow everything to come to a bubble.

Adding El Yucateco Black Label Reserve to beans -

Then reduce the heat and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

Cooked black beans -

Transfer the mashed beans into your serving dish. Garnish with the queso fresco, bacon, cilantro and keep topping the beans with garnish as it disappears.

Garnishing Black Bean Dip -

Accompany it with tostadas (tortilla chips), chicharrónes (pork rinds), or your favorite dipping snack.

Black Bean Dip with Pork Rinds and Chips -


Yes, it’s that easy to make.  Check out this video to see for yourself.

Does that say game ready or what?  And nothing goes better with every game day meal than a nice cold (fria) Coca-Cola.

Game Day Dip with El Yucateco and Coca-Cola -

So the next time you head to your local La Michoacana, don’t forget to pick up some El Yucateco and all the Coca-Cola needed to make your gathering a success.

El Yucateco y Coca-Cola a tLa Michoacana -

How does El Yucateco and Coca-Cola bring your fiesta (party) to life?

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Rocio Chavez
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  1. This deep seems like it is low calorie and low fuss! I’m going to try it. I love frijoles and a little bacon never hurt anyone! I’ve seen El Yucateco but never Black Label Reserve – it will be a new experience!

  2. That hot sauce looks really spicy! That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’d love to try this!

  3. My neighbor got me into black bean dip. Never thought I like it even though I love black beans. The ingredients in your recipe make is sound amazing! I gotta try this even if its not game day.

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