Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Easy Slow Cooker Bean Dip

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Easy Slow Cooker Bean Dip

Are you looking for any last minute recipes to serve at your Superbowl gathering this weekend? Let's face it, a bag of pretzels or over processed foods tossed on the table screams lazy party prep, but then again, who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen on game day? I don't! I like easy to prepare dishes and sides that don't take a lot of effort on my part, but still make a lasting impression on my guests. Bean dip is kind of a staple at any game day gathering. I'm a firm believer that a party ain't a party unless bean dip is on the spread. That's why I love these two tried and true bean dip recipes. Using just a few ingredients each and warmed in the crock pot = easy and delicious sides with minimal effort.


White Bean and Garlic Dip is a classy dip that can be spread on slices of French bread, garlic toast, crackers, and pita chips.

White Bean Dip

Bean Dip


White Bean & Garlic Dip Ingredients:

3 cans (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Process 2 cans of beans, oil, garlic, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add remaining beans and pulse to blend, but don't puree. You want to keep the dip at a chunky consistency.

Transfer mixture to a 1.5 to 5 quart slow cooker, cover and cook on high until heated though, about 2 hours.

Serve warm with tortilla and pita chips. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Refried Bean Dip should pretty much be a given on game day. There are so many ways to prepare this kind of dip, it makes it one that is universally loved. My favorite, though, is the quick and easy way of making it.

Refried Bean Dip


Refried Bean Dip Ingredients:


3 cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 can diced tomatoes w/ green chilies, drained
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese

Directions:

Process 2 cans of the beans, broth, chili powder, garlic and salt in a food processor until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add tomatoes and last can of beans. Pulse until blended, but do not puree smooth. You want to keep some chunky texture in the dip.

Transfer mixture to a 1.5 to 5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook until heated though, about 2 hours on high. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover, and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Serve warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container.


*recipes slightly adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution


 What are you favorite game day dips?

 

25 comments:

  1. That sounds awesome. We are having people over for the game on Sunday and I might make this :)

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  2. Whatcha mean quick if it takes two hours to cook, dear? :) Why does it need to be cooked if it is from canned beans? I do love such dips, I eat them as spreads, I usually make mine with mashed peas and garlic or mashed red lentils and garlic.

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    1. Quick to process, dump in the crockpot and walk away ;) Ya cook it cause who wants to eat cold beans? Not I lol. Got any tips to get my girls to eat peas? I made fettuccine the other night and they both picked out every pea from the mix. I was so disgusted. I love all green veggies but my girls just don't. Mariah won't even eat my chicken noodle soup if I put celery in it. Most other veggies they are fine with, but the green ones? Nope!

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    2. yes, you have a recipe for peas and rice patties in my DEZZ IN THE KITCHEN album at Facebook, it could work since the peas are hidden inside :) I can't imagine someone not liking celery, it is the herb of heavens, I put it in everything.
      You could try to mash the peas boiled with garlic and then mix in some mayo in them, makes them luxurious.

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  3. Such pretty pictures! This is a perfect game day dip. It looks delicious!

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  4. I love a good bean dip! This is definitely perfect for game day.

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  5. A good dip to shoot from the hip? For a stomach trip? To pass the lip? A good dip.

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  6. I would love to try them both and think it is awesome that you did them side by side in the same slow cooker. Bean dip is a big staple at our game day gatherings as well!

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  7. I love using my crop pot and am always searching for the next new gem to learn! This is perfect for a party I'm having next week. :)

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  8. This sounds delicious! Bean dips are definitely a favorite here but we like spinach and artichoke ones sometimes too!

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  9. Mmm nom nom. Didn't think of prepping bean dips on a slow cooker before haha. Enjoy the games!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  10. That's cool because you don't have to slave away in the kitchen close to the event. We're supposed to go to one of Travis' co-worker's house. I still don't know for sure what to bring. This is a great idea.

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  11. I agree with Alissa. This is a smart bring-along dish. Everyone loves dip.

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  12. I'm not sure that I've ever had a white bean dip but I love all the ingredients you used so I'll have to give it a shot. I l'm a sucker for any dip that has sour cream in it!

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  13. I love a good buffalo chicken dippers on game days! Your bean dip sounds amazing will give it a try!

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  14. Bean dip is always a good idea! I am going over to my in-laws for the big game this year, so all I have to do is show up & snack. Gotta bring this along!

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  15. I love making things in the slow cooker. That dip looks delish.

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  16. I never try this one, not with the white bean. It looks super delicious :)

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  17. I love a good dip and have never tried a white bean dip. This looks great and I'll need to pin this one for later.

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  18. Oh yum, I love a good tasting bean dip! I'll have to keep in mind for our next game day

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  19. I've been looking for some new dips to try. I'll have to check this out.

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  20. Quick and easy... I like the sound of that.

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  21. You know...I need to get out my slow cooker again! I keep seeing AMAZING recipes, such as this one, and I don't know why I don't think to use it more often. I wish I had some of this bean dip right now :)

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  22. I'm going to have to try the refried bean dip recipe. I love refried beans.

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