Spicy Black Bean Dip

I’m mad at you!!!

You know who I am talking about!!!  You two, Rhasti2 and Sarah, who told me to buy this on my TJ’s page!

The this is what happened within 2 days!

Then I panicked because I was out and I couldn’t make it to the store!!!  Ahhhhhh!!!!  What do I do?  What?  Oh my gosh!!!  Freaking out man!!!  Freaking out!!!  I had to settle myself down and I took a deep breath and said breath Jennifer, just breath.  Screw the breathing, I need dip and I need it now!!!  So I ran to the recycling bin and grabbed that jar of Spicy Black Bean Dip and I thought about licking the jar, but that’s kind of gross.  Don’t tell me you never did that?  So I read the ingredients on the label to try to replicate the pure goodness that once was in that jar.

I read the ingredients carefully and started to throw them all together in my food processor.  Mix, taste, mix, taste.  I did it!  Well I almost did it!!  My dip doesn’t taste exactly like Trader Joe’s but it’s pretty darn close to it.  I would say for a home version it’s pretty spot on!  The only difference is there’s has a smidge more of a vinegar taste to it.   Since I Just made mine, I’m wondering if once the favors settle together in the fridge if it will get a more vinegar taste?  Honestly I don’t mind because I LOVE my dip and I think you will too!!

The best way to describe it besides addictingly delicious is it’s creamy smooth, slight vinegar taste with a small kick of heat right at the end.  When you take that spoonful, yes you’ll be spooning it, you don’t taste the heat until it’s gone.  It’s perfect!!!  I love it!!!  This stuff is going on everything!!!!

Let me tell you the wonderful uses for this kind of dip!  You can dip tortilla chips in it, dip veggies, smear on a wrap, top a taco, plop on a sweet potato, spread all over chicken and simply put it over ice cream!  Just kidding about the ice cream part, I just wanted to see if you were reading this!!  he he  So if you’re a Trader Joe’s Black Spicy Bean Dip fan then you must try my dip, it’s Ammmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnnnnnggggggggggg!!  I’m not kidding about that!!

Spicy Black Bean Dip
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¼ cups
  • Serving size: 2 Tbsp.
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Creamy, smooth black bean dip with a kick of heat at the end.
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 3 tsp. distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Notes
Calories per 2 tbsp.: 43.2, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 270, Potassium: 2.9, Carbs: 7,7, Fiber: 2.2, Sugar: 1.1, Protein: 2.2

Seriously, I want to thank you for introducing me to this dip!  I really love it!!  I love you Guys and I mean all of you!  Because you give me advice on my recipes and you recommend new products that I never tried before.  See I do listen!  So without you, this out of this world dip would never have been born, so thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Sorry for beaning all gushy! (get it beaning, ha ha)  I think I’m on a bean high right now!

Have a lovely day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

P.S.  The chips in the picture are Trader Joe’s Spicy Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips.  I just tried them for the first time and there really good.  A thicker chip that tastes kind of like Doritos, but healthier.  They have 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein!!  Nice!

Comments

  1. When I was in college I would buy that dip at LEAST once a week! I smeared it on sandwiches and added sweet potato into the mix. Awesome. I love that you made a homemade version. My dip buying days are officially over!

  2. I have GOT to eat this. and make it, of course.

  3. I have an urge to go home and make this right now! It sounds sooo good, and I love how you recreated the TJs dip at home and ended up with your own fantastic version.

  4. Bahaha, you’re hilarious 🙂 Glad it turned out so close to the store version, it sounds delicious!

  5. I’m thinking this really might be good on ice cream! It sounds perfectly delicious Jenn and I wish I had a bowl right now! I’m putting it on my to try list!

  6. Thanks for introducing me to this Jenn! I’m definitely putting this on my shopping list!! I want to try your version too, I bet it’s fantastic!

  7. I am sooo making this tonight! I am actually cooking black beans as we speak for a rice dish tonight, but dip with chips sounds like a great appetizer 🙂

  8. If it’s spicy, I’m in. I looove spicy. Yum!

  9. I am not a fan of bean dip, but my husband loves the stuff! I am going to have to make this for him for a weekend of football watching!

  10. Yum!! I love black beans!!

  11. Love that you’re making your own – you go girl!

  12. I can’t find the recipe….Help

    • Sorry I am having issues with my Recipes here it is. Sorry

      1 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
      2 tbsp. tomato paste
      2 tbsp. water
      3 tsp. distilled vinegar
      1 tsp. onion powder
      1/4 tsp. honey
      1 clove garlic
      2 tbsp. jalapeno, roughly chopped
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1/4 tsp. chipotle powder

      Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

    • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
      2 tbsp. tomato paste
      2 tbsp. water
      3 tsp. distilled vinegar
      1 tsp. onion powder
      1/4 tsp. honey
      1 clove garlic
      2 tbsp. jalapeno, roughly chopped
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1/4 tsp. chipotle powder

      Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

  13. I just made this 30 mins ago and it’s already half gone. I love the TJs dip and your version is so close I’m not sure I’d be able to tell the difference in a taste test. I used a can of Swanson’s black beans with Jalapenos and reduced the added chopped jalapenos to 1 heaping tablespoon. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Courtney says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. I just quadrupled the batch and it turned out great!

  15. Trader joes just discontinued this dip, which breaks my heart. I look forward to trying your replica soon!!

  16. So glad I found this! I was at a party years ago, where the Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean dip was the main ingredient of a different tortilla dip. It was used as the base, but topped with whipped CREAM CHEESE all over the top – then, something else, like cheddar cheese. The concoction was baked for ten minutes, so everything was warm. And when we dragged our tortilla chips through it, OMG. (I lost the recipe and there was something else in it than just cream cheese and Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean Dip. And I thought I would have to recreate the whole thing. So, you saved me a huge step!)

    • That sounds so darn good! I want to try that recipe. Yum! it sounds amazing and a perfect party food. This bean dip is really good, and I found out from a friend that Trader Joe’s discontinued their bean dip. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for sharing yours.

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