I love bean dip, but find that it is often not blended to my liking. By creating a homemade bean dip, it is possible to control its consistency and spice level. The chipotle peppers were chosen for their slightly-smokey taste and flavor that compliments the black beans.
You will need:
3-4 medium-sized chipotle peppers
5 Tbsp tomato sauce
1 15oz. tin black beans (drained)
1 tsp chili powder
Blend together peppers, tomato sauce, black beans, and chili powder until smooth. If using an immersion blender, it is important to use a bowl with a small base and taller sides in order to submerge the blender.
Dip is best at room temperature or cold, as it becomes kind of pastey when heated! Enjoy :)