Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Superbowl Sunday!

We had david's parents over for Superbowl Sunday! We made calzones, hot bean dip, and guacomole. It
was all very good. We didn't watch very much of the game, we were too busy eating and occasionally watching the commercials.  Here is the recipe for the bean dip. 

Hot White Bean Dip with Bacon
adapted from Cooking Light & Our Best Bites

4 slices bacon
2 garlic cloves, minced (you can add more if you love garlic)
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 can cannellini beans, washed & drained (Great Northern beans work too)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon crushed rosemary

Cook bacon in a small saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add garlic to drippings in pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add broth and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Combine bean mixture, onions, and remaining ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into a bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon reserved bacon (or add to food processor and pulse a few times). At this point taste it and add more salt to taste, as well as hot sauce and lemon juice if desired. (I usually go heavy on both of those) Sprinkle dip with remaining bacon just before serving.
Serve with pita chips.
Storage: This works great to make ahead of time. Just store in the fridge and warm it up in the microwave before serving.
Guacamole (I cheated this time and used a mix, but they were fresh avocados)
David's Mom tried out the Kitchen Aid mixer to flatten out the calzone dough. She did great!
We were all full by this time. Go Saints!

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1 comment:

Mock family said...

GO SAINTS!!! who dat! (ok I totally am a loser, I just wanted to fit in with the who dat nation hahaha)

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