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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 -


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


Begin by crumbling the queso fresco

Crumbling Queso Fresco -

and finely chopping the cliantro and bacon.  Then set it aside to garnish the dip later.

Queso Fresco, Bacon, Cilantro -

Add the oil, black beans, and broth/water into a non-stick pan over medium heat

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Making Black Bean Dip -

and mash up the beans with a bean/potato masher until your desired consistency is reached.  (I prefer my dip to be a bit lumpy, but if you prefer your dip to be more like a smooth purée or don’t have a masher, I suggest you blend the beans, El Yucateco Black Label Reserve sauce, and broth/water in a food processor or blender, and 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 -

and 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 -

In fact, when you buy (2) Coca-Cola 1.25 Liter products + (2) El Yucateco Hot Sauce products at La Michoacana, you’ll get $2.00 off your deli/meat order.  How perfect is that?  So get to shopping and enjoy this black bean dip and these products at your next fiesta.

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


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(47) Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Sounds very yummy!

    1. Thanks Michelle, it is 😀

  2. I love black bean dip. This one looks great and I like the kick of heat in it.

    1. Thanks Tara and it goes so nicely with the black beans, it just adds a more robust flavor, which I love!

  3. Ooh this sounds amazing hun! I love black bean dip so much x

    1. I know right Ana, how can you not and topped with cheese and bacon – I mean, come on 😉

  4. 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!

    1. Awesome Elizabeth, I totally say try it, you won’t be disappointed. 😀

  5. Love black bean low in calorie and is tasty . Never try it as a dip. Your recipe seems easy will try thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Patrice, it really easy. I hope you do get a chance to give it a try, it’s delish!

  6. That dip sounds so tasty. I’ve been using black beans in more of my recipes lately and we really love them. I’ll have to try your recipe soon.

    1. I know Terri, me too. I just love the rich flavor of black beans. Hope you do give it a try and let me know how it turns out 😀

  7. I can’t wait to try this bean dip. It looks amazing!

    1. Thanks Jennifer, it is pretty amazing!

  8. That looks so yummy!! I am going to make it for the Superbowl!! Greta post and recipe!

    1. Yay, you totally have to let me know how it turns out Anali!

  9. This is TOTALLY up my alley for a yummy game day appetizer!

    1. Yay Shannon, enjoy!

  10. yum !!! this will be perfect for the superbowl loving it !!! Laci

    1. Thanks Laci & couldn’t agree more 🙂

  11. It looks so yummy. I’ll have to try it.

  12. Love black bean dip and this variation with habanero sauce sounds perfect addition.

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us! #client

    1. Totally Adriana! Enjoy!

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

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

    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I hope you do and let me know how it turns out!

  14. Never had this before but it does sound good.

    1. It is so good Claudette, hope you give it a try 🙂

  15. i think my parents would love this dip so i’ll have to make it for them on their next visit

    1. Oh, yes Michelle, do and let me know how it turns out!

  16. looks so delicious. The recipe is also quite easy. Would try out someday.

    1. I hope you do because it is super easy to make and jammed packed with flavor. Enjoy!

  17. Oh, my the dip looks so yummy! This is perfect during game or movie nights.

    1. It so is. I hope you enjoy it!

  18. This looks amazing!!! I need to try it!

    1. Thanks Connie, it is pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself. 🙂

  19. This sounds so yummy! I would probably eat the whole bowl!

    1. We totally did last weekend Shaylee and ready to make another 😀

  20. Also packed with loads of protein. Looks tasty

    1. It is Danielle, thanks!

  21. I’ve really gotten into bean dips lately and this one looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try.

    1. I hope you do Erica and let me know how it turns out 😉

  22. 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.

    1. Yes you totally do Victoria, so good! Enjoy 😀

  23. Love black bean anything, can’t wait to try these

    1. Right, me too Chanelle. I’m a recent convert, but love them!

  24. I have never tried black Bean dip but it seems to have a lot of fans! Thanks for the recipe and method, I will be giving this a try

    1. Awesome Anosa, hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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