This recipe is absolutely brain-dead simple … and about as good as it gets. It’s only got 3 ingredients: a can of Bush’s Black Beans, Bush’s Hummus Made Easy, and some green chiles. Just puree it in a food processor for a minute, and you’re done!
Last weekend I was at BlogHer in L.A., a conference for bloggers; Bush’s Best had a booth where we could sample their new product. And they gave me a few pouches to take home. I had sorta noticed it on the shelves, but I always figured that making hummus is so easy, why would you need a mix for it? After making it, I have a whole new viewpoint. It takes all of 2 minutes and is truly awesome. I made it with just the beans and pouch of Hummus Made Easy, then tasted it. It was so good, I was tempted to leave the green chiles out. But then I added them anyway – and what I got was just as spectacular …. and also spicy! I ate it with chips, then I made a pita bread, bell pepper and sprouts sandwich with it, and then I ate the rest straight out of the bowl.
One thing you do not want to do – do not open the pouch with your teeth. That’s what I did, and I got orange oil all over the kitchen and my favorite sweatshirt. (That orange oil is basically olive oil with paprika in it.) It’s not like they didn’t warn me – there’s a dotted line across the corner with a picture of scissors. Duh! It should all go smoothly if you just follow directions.
I used hot green chiles (Sandia, to be exact) and it was just right. Spicy, but not enough to blow your socks off. If you use mild, you’ll probably want to put more in to be able to taste it.
So try this! And let me know how you like it. Plus, there are all kinds of variations that are really good.
- 1 15 oz can Bush's Best Black Beans
- 1 pouch Bush's Best Southwest Black Bean Hummus Made Easy
- 3 tbsp hot green chiles
- Drain and rinse the black beans.
- Dump the beans, green chiles and the Hummus Made Easy into a food processor.
- Blend to desired consistency.
- Serve with raw vegetables, chips, pita bread, whatever.