Amazing Black Bean Dip

I would credit the source but have no idea where Gene found this recipe.   Before he began farming he made it with canned black beans and tomato paste. Now he is able to make it with our very own Black Turtle Beans, garlic, tomato paste and hot peppers (yummy and healthy with no pesticides or added sodium)! 

1 pound 14oz-1 lb  of dried Black Turtle Beans, washed and drained

1-2 cups veggie broth or water (to simmer the beans in)

1/4 cup white wine

4 oz. tomato paste

2 cloves of minced garlic

1 small hot pepper

 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cumine

2 tablespoons olive oil

-Place the beans in a large sauce pan and add just enough water or vegetable broth to cover them. -Slowly simmer the beans until they are tender-adding water as needed so that they don’t dry out (this takes about 1 hour or so)-When the beans are tender, drain most of the remaining liquid and add the rest of the ingredients-Simmer until the pepper and garlic are softened. -Blend the mixture with a Smart Stick or in a food processor
Serve with your favorite chips (we are currently enjoying Mi Niña Jalapeño Agave chips made in Needham, MA)