My Super Bowl, I Mean Superbowl Party: Bean Dip for Health!

Grateful-Table-Pinto-Bean-DipWhen our good buddy invited us to a Superbowl Party at their house, I knew I could make a decent bean dip, so I told her I’d bring it along.

We used to make this pretty killer recipe all the time; we actually used it to make about fifty or so burritos a day. Back in the eighties, when we were silly, we named it a “Mad Mex Burrito” (a play on the movie, “Mad Max”). We’d come up with goofy names for our sandwich labels, and pack up boxes of stuff for health food stores, delivering around the Bay Area.

Ah, those were the days! Our competitors (Wildwood Foods), had a taco named the “Solar Taco”. We didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously, so  we named ours, “Nuclear Taco” (with a sub heading that said, “It’s a blast”). It was a little tongue-in-cheek.  Maybe we went too far. After all, we were delivering to a fairly tree-hugging community. Someone decided perhaps it was in poor taste. Maybe, but poor taste tasted pretty good!

We re-named the taco.

If you want to know how to make this bean dip, you might look at the Black Bean Chili recipe. It’s basically the same idea, but you sub pinto beans for black beans, and sub chili powder for the other herbs. It can become bean dip, but it can also be used for burritos, or thinned out for a soup. Call it Mad Mex Beans, if you like. Or Nuclear. It is a blast!

2 Responses to “My Super Bowl, I Mean Superbowl Party: Bean Dip for Health!”

  1. Reply Debra Cronenwett

    Really enjoying the new website! I make so many things from your cookbook that I’m thrilled to also have access to many of your other great recipes. I look forward to seeing what’s new and what’s next!

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