Chipotle Black Bean Hummus
1 can (15-16 oz.) of black beans
3 tsps minced garlic
3-4 tbs smoky chipotle peppers
1-2 tbs olive oil
Rinse well and drain the black beans, and add to the food processor. Next add in the garlic and the chipotle peppers. Add just a pinch of salt. Blend well, until it resembles a thick paste. Slowly begin to add the olive oil, until the spread reaches a smooth but thick consistency. Do a quick taste test and add extra hot sauce to adjust the heat to your taste. I added about three good dashes for Dork taste. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. The flavors will meld and the heat will intensify.
This turned out to be a pretty tasty hummus. It was spicy, but paired with the slightly sweet taste of warm homemade bread even I was ok with the heat. Normally I'm not a spicy foods fan. I think this would also be great as a spread for roast beef sandwiches or maybe a southwestern style pizza. My brain is buzzing with possibilities.