• 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin (half a palmful) 
  • ½ cup water
  • Two 14-ounce cans black beans
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (Rach's go-to is Frank's) 


Serves: 4


Heat olive oil, a turn of the pan, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, jalapeños, salt, pepper and cumin and cook 5 minutes to soften. Add water and reduce to 2 to 3 tablespoons. Add beans and heat through.

Transfer mixture to the bowl of a food processor and add lime juice and hot sauce. Process until smooth, then adjust salt to taste.