Bean Dip

One of my first impressions upon moving down here nearly three years ago was that these Southern ladies could cook!! Of course, I got to experience first hand their marvelous cooking within days of moving down here as the ladies at the church started bringing us meals a couple times a week almost as soon as I got here.

I was amazed at their generosity and the Christ-like love they showed to me - literally a stranger to them!
Paul had moved down here one month before I did and when I did come down - 7 months pregnant and on bedrest - the ladies jumped right in to help out in any way they could.

The meals were amazing. Almost amazing enough to make me want to go back on bedrest right now. But as idyllic as bedrest may sound it isn't. There is very little resting done while on bedrest. But I digress.

Back to the meals. There were several chicken pot pie - all made from scratch. Meatball stew. Poppy seed chicken. My mouth is drooling just thinking about those meals.

And while I love.love.loved those meals one of my favorite recipes I collected from here is a dip recipe.

This is THE best dip recipe and Fritos corn chips are THE best accompaniment for this dip.


3 cans black eyed peas - rinsed and drained
3 cans shoepeg corn, drained
3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 purple onion, chopped
1 small bottle Italian dressing (I use Wishbone)

Mix it all together and serve with Fritos.

*When I make this for just us I cut it in thirds. *

It is so simple and comes together so easily. I haven't made it in a little while, but I use to always keep the canned ingredients and bottle of dressing in my pantry for an easy-last minute snack.

NOTE: The first time I saw this dip being served I thought it looked gross. As have most of the people I have made this for. But everyone who has tasted this has loved it. The flavor is amazing!

1 comment:

Brandy said...

My in laws have a family cookbook they put together and sold to their community as a fundraiser for someone.
They printed it TWICE and still sold out. Over 4,000 copies.

I got THE last one they had kept for family only.


Anyways.. in the cookbook they have a recipe similar but it's more heavy on the corn instead of the beans.

We thought the same thing, kind of off putting but then we tasted it, with Frito's of course.


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