Insta Party Bean Dip Recipe – Cheap Trick Version

8 Servings 10 minutes

One night after a community meeting, everyone wanted to still talk about the issue. I suggested my place. Someone went for a beer run and I realized I had to feed 8 people something.

This is what I had in the fridge and pantry. It was such a hit I have it at every party.
There is another tricked-out version of the same basic recipe when you feel ambitious. It still takes less than 10 minutes to make.


  • 2 C or 15 oz can of black, kidney or pinto beans drained, rinsed
    1 C fat free salsa – most are


  1. Put the beans into medium bowl or put in food processor.
  2. Add the salsa to the beans.
  3. Either pulse in the FP for 10-15 times or mash the beans and salsa together with a potato masher until desired consistency.
  4. Heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave or not.
  5. Tell people you made the beans and cooked this all day

Note: The hard part is figuring out whether to have this with veggies or chips.

Abbreviations: C = cup; oz = ounce; Tbsp = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon

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