Picante Black Bean Pizza Dip

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Pizza, Dips

30 oz Black beans; two 15oz cans, -rinsed and drained 1 c Pace? Picante Sauce 3 oz Cream cheese; softened 3 lg Garlic cloves; minced 2 ts Cumin 1 ts Dried oregano 1 ts Dried basil 1/2 c Pepperoni sausage; chopped 1 c Mozzarella cheese; shredded ---Garnish--- 1/4 c Red bell pepper; chopped 1/4 c Green pepper; chopped 1/4 c Black olives; chopped In a food processor fitted with steel blade, process beans until fairly smooth; transfer to a mixing bowl. (Or, mash beans with a potato masher.) Add 1/2 cup of the Pace Picante Sauce, cream cheese, garlic and seasonings; mix well. Spread evenly into a 9-inch pie plate. Top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup Pace Picante Sauce; sprinkle with pepperoni sausage. Bake at 350?F for 20 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese; garnish with peppers and olives. Serve warm with chips or vegetable dippers. Per serving: 705 Calories; 21g Fat (26% calories from fat); 40g Protein; 92g Carbohydrate; 48mg Cholesterol; 580mg Sodium Recipe by: Ron West