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Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip from ZestuousThis is one of my favorite appetizers. It has a hint of sweetness, a pop of spice and a mix of textures. It’s my version of a clone recipe from So Long Saloon, a small restaurant near Fort Riley, Kansas.

Every time I move to a new town, I scope out the local (non-chain) restaurants and develop a list of favorite spots and repeat dishes, like this one. That’s one of the downsides of relocating with the Army every couple of years. I fall in love with certain menu items, only to have to leave them and crave them for years to come.

Well, not this dish. Before I left Fort Riley, I frequented So Long Saloon often. So often, in fact, that I was able to dissect the flavors and create my own clone recipe.

You can find the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce near the BBQ sauce in some groceries. A few companies make this nowadays, but I usually use Bronco Bobs, which can be found at Whole Foods. Bon appétit!

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Yield: 4 servings

Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 block (8-ozs.) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup raspberry chipotle sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded

Instructions

Melt butter in small pot. Add chopped onion and sauté until brown. Remove from heat and place the onion in a bowl to cool.

Dump the can of black beans into the pot. Add the salt and cumin. Stir over medium heat, mashing the beans as it cooks. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the liquid reduces and the beans have a smooth, yet chunky consistency. Remove from heat.

Add the cream cheese to the bowl of onions and stir to combine.

Place the cream cheese in the center of an oven-safe dish.

Spoon the beans around the cream cheese.

Spoon a well into the center of the cream cheese. Pour the raspberry chipotle sauce into the well.

Add pepper jack cheese on top.

Place in a 450-degree oven, until the cheese melts, and serve with tortilla chips.

NOTE: You can make this in advance and pop it in the oven right before serving. Or you can also plate this onto a microwave-safe dish and warm it in the microwave, until the cheese melts.

http://www.zestuous.com/2011/05/raspberry-chipotle-black-bean-dip/

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  1. Mrs A

    Can’t wait to make vegan version. We’ve loved their recipe from the first time we tried it four years ago!!

  2. Jj

    thanks for posting, it was really good.

  3. June g.

    I don’t know anything about the saloon but this looks delicious! :)

  4. Nicole

    I can not wait to make this!! Thank you!!

    Did you by any chance also create your own version of the fish tacos?? I’ve only eaten at So Long Saloon once before but I crave those tacos all the time!

    I’ve never had a fish taco like that before and would LOVE a recipe to recreate them myself.

    1. zestuous

      Nicole, I have never tried their fish tacos. I don’t think they were on the menu when I was there. Sounds like a good excuse for me to visit Kansas again :)

      Here is my recipe for grilled fish tacos.
      http://www.zestuous.com/2012/03/grilled-chilean-sea-bass-fish-tacos/

  5. Rick

    Thanks a bunch for posting this! I crave this all the time but geting appetizers at So Long cuts into my liquor budget quite a bit. Will be making this asap.

  6. Alex

    THANK YOU ALSO!!!!! I went to K-State and will be making this ASAP. What changes have you made from the original recipe?

    Thanks, Alex

    1. zestuous

      Alex I never had a copy of the original recipe…so I don’t know how they actually make it. This is my rendition of all the flavors in the dip. Enjoy!

  7. Mrs. R

    THANK YOU!!!! I went to K-state and about wet my pants when I saw the words So Long Saloon. I have been craving for the dip for a long time and finally have an opportunity to make it!! Can’t wait to try it, making it tonight for a small BBQ :).

    1. zestuous

      You’re so welcome. Let me know how it turns out! Go Cats!

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