Our Favorite Black Bean Dip

Happy Thanksgiving yesterday!  We’re actually having our Thanksgiving meal today.  The final stragglers are finally making it here this morning. 🙂

Does your neighborhood have a Bunko group?  It seems that most neighborhoods form Bunko groups at some point.

Family Favorite Black Bean Dip

Even during apartment life days, I was asked to join a group among the women at work.  The purpose of meeting each month is for playing Bunko, of course.  But, it’s also for women to gather, to cackle and cluck like hens, and nosh. 

Black Bean Dip

The groups I joined over the years ran the gammet of the host serving simple chips and Coke to full course dinners. The Bunko night where I sampled this recipe was at the home of a neighbor I’d never met. She lived two streets over and had grown children. We didn’t travel in the same circles since I had young kids at the time.

I felt a little guilty asking her for the dip recipe. Would she think I was a pest, or would she accept it as a compliment?

Draining Canned Black Beans and Black-eyed Peas

Drain Canned Black Beans and Black-eyed Peas and Add to Cooked Chopped Onion

She was very sweet about it and graciously shared her recipe. I could hardly wait to make it for my family on a fun Friday night or on a big game day in front of the TV.

Mixing Bean Dip Ingredients

Mix Bean Dip Ingredients

It was an instant hit. Score!

Place in Prepared Casserole Dish

Place in Prepared Casserole Dish

I began taking this dish with me to Sunday School gatherings where our large class of young parents enjoyed tasting our collected foods and trading recipes. I soon typed out this recipe to print many copies to take alongside the dish. The recipe was always requested.



Of all the recipes in my collection, this recipe is the one most requested by men.

Sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese on Top

Sprinkle Mozzarella Cheese on Top

Do you know any men who like dishes with artichoke hearts?

Return to Oven Until Cheese Melts...Ding!

Return to Oven Until Cheese Melts…Ding!

Ha! (It can be our secret. They don’t have to know what’s in it.)

Serve with Your Favorite Tortilla Chips.

Serve with Your Favorite Tortilla Chips.

You may as well print several copies of this recipe.  You’ll need to be prepared.

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Our Favorite Black Bean Dip
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Great party dish - or at our house, it's a meal!
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 14-oz can black beans
  • 14-oz can black-eyed peas
  • 14-oz can artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix (or 2 teaspoons home-made)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On stove top, saute onion until softened.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese. Stir to blend.
  4. Pour into prepared 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" baking dish.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in 350-degree oven.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
  7. Return to oven for another ten minutes - until cheese melts.
  8. Serve with favorite tortilla chips. A big hit!

When I make this for my family, it’s our entire meal.  They love eating this during ball games, and it’s perfect for the Super Bowl.

It’s also good for the weekend after Thanksgiving when you still have visitors that may be a little tired of turkey leftovers.  😉

What’s your recipe that’s most often requested by men?  (Just curious.)  Also, how was your Thanksgiving day?


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  1. Robin says

    I may have to make this sometime for a church party. They would love this. I will have to just imagine what it tastes like. lol

    It’s ok. I am used to not eating what everybody else eats. I’d rather feel good. Last night : Ham at my parents’ house. I haven’t had ham in about a year. It is still not my friend. I feel so fat today. Stomach all bloated. So not worth eating that ham! Maybe I should have taken a lot more digestive enzymes before dinner? Don’t know. Too late now. I’m not trying it. He can have all the leftover ham. 🙂

    ST had a vegan dish my sister made. Lentil loaf. She liked it. If I take out the garlic and use my own homemade ketchup in the sauce I can have it too. We will be making this. Thank u Lynn! She is a vegetarian not a vegan, but since ST is a vegan she made something without dairy.

    I shopped online last night and got ST some yoga pants and a few other things. Great deals! Gotta love shopping from the living room! No lines! No traffic! I wonder how many of those out-all-nighters are going to be sleeping this afternoon? Haha I remember those days. No thank you! Lol

    • says

      I have a home-made recipe for Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix that I plan to share soon. What else in this dish will make you sick? Is it the cheese? My mom has problems with certain foods, so I’m used to making substitutions. I made the coconut whipped cream for her today. It’s certainly not always easy – but neither are the results of eating the wrong thing. Glad you got some deals last night. 🙂

      • robin says

        Cheese, mayo, sour cream and black beans are a no-no for me. I’m a hard person to cook for. LOL I’m still having ham-itis today. OY. LOL We sealed the cracks in the cement on the outside of the house today (base of the house). It was a LOT of work. Tomorrow we seal it with Drylok Clear AND we are taking the trim off that holds the screen on the front porch. That part shouldn’t take long. The porch needs repainting. We’ll see if we get THAT done before it gets REALLY cold. We have to power wash first. I don’t wanna be wet and cold. LOL

        I melted down more old candles and made new ones today…almost done that project. Nice little gifts. Some of these candles bother me BIG time…coughing, sore throat, headache. WHAT is in this stuff??? LOL

        I also laid 2 pieces of polar fleece on the (freshly cleaned…thanks to ST) kitchen floor and made them even, sewed them together in a square 5″ in from edges, and then cut strips to tie together….for a blanket for my little friend Dahlia. (Most people don’t sew them together). She is 3 and loves Mickey and Olaf. So Mickey is on one side…Olaf on the other. I will tie them Saturday. (Oh wait…it IS Saturday…up late…AGAIN!) I have to give her her Christmas presents Sunday. She is leaving for Vegas Dec 3rd to see her dad for the next 4 months.

        I also went to Kohl’s tonight to get my FREE $10 worth of stuff. (Today only). I never pass up the $10 free!!! I planned on getting DEAL pillows but they were sold out. I got a more expensive one, and got ST some Christmas pjs…a zip up one piece. I also got 15% off both. They were not busy at 7pm. BJS warehouse was not busy at all. I had a manufacturer coupon and their coupon for Dove soap 16 pack. That was $5.50 off. Checkout 51 has a rebate for $5. I got that too. Not a bad deal!!!Their gas station was not busy. I got 5 cents off per gallon. I stopped in the supermarket for one thing….ghost town. Dollar Tree…same. Hob Lob….same. LOL I was home to watch my Hallmark Movie a little after it came on at 8. ST filled me in on what I missed.

        • says

          I’m shocked. I’ve never heard of someone not able to eat black beans. I’m sorry that I can’t help you with this black bean dip, unless you want to make the entire thing with black-eyed peas. But then how would we get around the cheese? I wish I could help you, but you’ve probably figured out alternatives that work for you. 🙂 Whew, once again I’m tired just reading about all you do in a day! Great bargains you found, too. Kohl’s free bucks are wonderful. Glad you’re off to a great start – and without missing an entire Hallmark movie. 🙂

  2. says

    Kim, this sounds good after turkey and dressing yesterday. Tomorrow is our big game day (every Saturday is) where we play the Iron Bowl, the in state rival Auburn against my Alabama Crimson Tide…this would be perfect to snack on! Happy Weekend!
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    • says

      Ha! My crew has pretty much cleared out the turkey already. I think they’ll really be glad to have something different tomorrow…during the Egg Bowl, our state rivalry game. I’ve heard of your game, as well, and it sounds just as competitive! Good luck to our teams! 🙂

  3. Sharron says

    Kim, I had a great Thanksgiving day. I hope you did too!
    I made this dip today for the Alabama and Auburn game. (Roll Tide)🤗
    Only part of my family was here and they loved it !!!

    • says

      I’m glad your Thanksgiving was great! That’s good news all-around, Sharron. Thanks for sharing your success with the recipe. Congrats on the big win!