An unfortunate accident brought me and my great-uncle Bernie together extending a one night stay to a 3 week one (don't worry, he's fine). However, from these unlikely times he taught me some of the most amazing things.  I learned from him many new recipes, how to mix some drinks ('Dark and Stormy' anyone? I can't, but I know how to make a mean one... or so i hear), and most notably his famous bean salsa.  

     Before staying with me, he had been traveling north from Florida to Maine in a '94 Benz bringing with him the good gospel of bean salsa.  This is the most amazing chip dip/scoop/topping/salsa/et cetera.  Built upon a base of refried beans and salsa, it becomes an explosion of flavor inside your mouth with hidden subtleties such as avocado and lime juice. 

Step 1: Ingredients

The dip is an easy combination of just a few simple ingredients:

1 mature Avocado.  If you do not have an avocado you can always just use guacamole.

1 large can Refried Beans. About 32 oz. Old El Paso is the best because it's denser and less liquid.

1 jar Salsa. About 12 oz. Medium or Hot. We used medium for this Instructable, but I would recommend hot because it gets diluted to about 1/4 its original strength.

1/3 jar Salsa con Queso, or any other mexican cheese dip. About 4 ounces. More if you like the flavor.

Tabasco or other hot sauce to flavor and to add spice if you wish.

Lime Juice

Bag of your favorite Corn Chips

Optional: Shredded Cheese
If you have been looking for the most powerful link building strategy for your website to get better rankings in the search engines and to get increased online visibility, then we have the best solution for your link building needs. At SubmitEdge we offer highly effective Blog Commenting Service. <br> <br>Blog commenting has proven to be one of the most effective link building strategies as it helps you get quick links to your website. <br><a href="http://blogscommentservice.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">blog comment service</a> <br>
ok,i'll bite.what is a dark and stormy? the dip sounds great i'll have to try it sometime
A Dark and Stormy is a cocktail of Spiced Rum and Ginger Beer over ice. Uncle Bernie says to be a real Dark and Stormy, it has to be Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Goslings Ginger Beer.
It's called a pastry blender and indeed it is used to mash potatoes. :D
Okay, I have to try this ASAP. I love bean dip.
I have been making something like this for years. I have never tried it with avocado though, just the beans, salsa and cheese. Some good things to try are: black beans instead of refried beans, ground hamburger, or any other meat.

About This Instructable


49 favorites


More by Junk Mail: Bernie's Best Bean and Salsa Dip How to Tune and Maintain a Bike ANZAC Bickies
Add instructable to: