Black Beans and Cotija Cheese Dip


14 ounces black beans, rinsed

14 ounces sweet corn, drained

3 large tomatoes, diced

12 ounces jalapeno peppers, drained

1/2 red onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 cup cilantro (not chopped)

10 ounces crema mexicana*

4 ounces cotija cheese


1. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, cumin, chili powder and cilantro leaves.

2. In a 8 x 8 baking dish, layer ingredients like so: black beans, corn, onions, crema mexicana, tomato mixture, and jalapenos.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

4. Top with cotija cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese just begins to melt a bit.

*If you can’t find crema mexicana, go for sour cream.