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The perfect creamy vegan, yet nut free dip that can be used in burritos, bowls, on salads, as a bean dip, and part of a vegan 7 layer dip. Flavorful, satisfying, and can be made ahead for a week full of satisfying recipes.

Cheesy Pinto Bean Dip

✔ 20 Minutes ✔ Weight Loss Friendly ✔ Gluten Free ✔ Nut Free ✔ Serves 3


2 garlic cloves, minced

15 ounce can pinto beans, or 2 cups cooked pinto beans reserve 1/2 cup of the bean broth (I cooked mine in the Instant Pot according to this blueprint)

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

2 dashed hot sauce (optional)

1. Make the Nut Free Cheese Sauce. Set aside.

2. In a high speed blender add the can of pinto beans or cooked pinto beans and blend on high until smooth, aiming for a refried bean consistency. Add a 1/4 cup at a time of the reserved bean broth as needed to keep things moving and reach your desired consistency (I used a 1/2 cup). Set aside.

3. In a medium frying pan add an 1/8 cup water over medium heat. Then add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Then add in the beans from the blender, the smoked paprika and cumin. Turn down to low and stir to combine for 1 minute. Turn off heat and add in 1/2 cup of Nut Free Cheese Sauce and stir to combine.

4. Serve as a dip, in a burrito, part of a 7 layer dip, or atop your favorite greens and veggies.

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