This dip is a favorite for parties or to serve at happy hour. The recipe can be doubled or tripled with great results in the solar oven.
1 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. diced tomato
1/3 cup mild picante sauce
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Place onion, garlic and olive oil in your Sport pot and stir. Put the pot in the preheated Solavore Sport while you prepare the rest of the ingredients so that the onions and garlic cook a bit.
Partially mash beans in a separate bowl. Add tomato and next three ingredients and stir well.
Remove the pot of onions from the oven and add the bean mixture. Stir well. Place pot back in the oven and cook for 1 to 1.5 hours. After the mixture is cooked, stir in the cheese, cilantro and lime juice.
Serve immediately with tortilla chips.