Black Bean Dip

2 cans whole black beans
handful diced onion
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp. comino
garlic salt

Saute the onion and garlic in oil until soft. Drain the beans (reserve the liquid) and add to the pot to warm through, about 5 minutes. Put in the food processor* and pulse until smooth, add seasonings to taste. You may want to add a bit of liquid if the dip seems too thick.

*you can use a bean masher if you don't have a food processor, it will just take a bit of mashing to get a really smooth consistency. You may want to mince the onion in this case as well.

Variations:
Add chopped fresh jalapeno to the onion and garlic for a hot bean dip.
Top the dip with cheese (try monterrey jack, queso quesadilla, or habanero cheese) and melt under the broiler until warm and bubbly.
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