Caramelized Black Bean "Butter"
Submitted by: courtney (from Cooking Light)
Caramelized onions lend the black beans an intriguing sweetness and complexity, which is highlighted by balsamic vinegar and cocoa.Spread on a sandwich of sliced ciabatta with grilled vegetables and arugula. It's also great with baked tortilla chips or veggies for dipping.
- 4 cups chopped onion
- 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat (spray with pan spray or use water or broth as sauté liquid). Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until golden. Place onion, beans, vinegar, cocoa, salt, and paprika in a food processor; process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.
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