Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Spirals

With the Super Bowl coming up here soon, I thought it would be a good time to post an appetizer. Last year one of the appetizers I made was Black Bean Spirals. Actually I did the recipe for the filling, and I used about half of it for the spirals, and I used the other half of the filling as a dip for nacho chips. You could also skip the step of cutting them into spirals and have black bean wraps (adding toppings if you so desire).

I really like these. I can’t really think of a good way to describe them other than to say that they’re just different. There very light compared to a lot of appetizers out there, which also makes them a great snack for summer time parties. And this is another great recipe that you can use as a base and then add other ingredients or serve it in a variety of ways.

Here’s the recipe:

4 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of sour cream
dash of salt (optional)
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed & drained.
3 flour tortillas

-Mix cheeses, sour cream, and salt until well blended.
-Place beans in food processor and process till smooth. Add beans to the mixture and spread on tortillas.
-Roll up tortillas and chill for 30 minutes. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and serve.
-Optional: Garnish with pico de gallo or a little salsa, or serve salsa on the side for dipping.

I took these photos as I went through the process of making them:

This is the filling mixture…again, I LOVE this as a dip!

Spooned out on a tortilla.

Wrapped up.

The final product: Black Bean Spirals

Tips & Suggestions:

-Try adding shredded chicken to the filling mix….everything’s better with chicken!
-The filling mix would be a great topping for tacos, taco salad, and other Mexican dishes.

-It could also be used for filling in finger sandwiches, pitas, and other bread items.


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  1. Yum! I love black beans and have all these ingredients on hand. I will be making these soon! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The Happy Housewife says

    This looks delish! I think it would taste great with Fritos… but what doesn’t?

  3. Kim @ Forever Wherever says

    Thanks for joining us for Tasty Tuesday! This does look like a great appetizer! I think your photos turned out great! We eat a ton of black beans so I’ll try it one day when we’re having guests. It looks easy to make ahead of time! Thanks for the recipe Jerri!

  4. I am SO making these!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    BTW.. we also LOVE ice cold sweet tea.. can’t take the south out of the southerner.. just like Russian Tea for special Christmasy and cold occassions!

  5. Cherry's Jubilee says

    Hi jerri..I love beans…that looks really good. cherry

  6. Great idea. I love tortilla wraps and black beans

  7. Live.Love.Eat says

    Hi there! These look great, I love all these little spirals of goodness. Thanks for coming by!!!!!

  8. These sound really good. The wraps would look great with a bit of lettuce in them, too. (I am all about color!)

  9. Those look really good! I am going to have to try them on the family! Thanks!

  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Now, I have tried many versions of the tortilla roll up, but NEVER one with black beans. This sounds wonderful. I will have to put it on my “variations” for my tortilla roll up recipe. Wonderful.

  11. This sounds great — I want to make this for our next fellowship at church.

  12. This would also make a fantastic lunch!

  13. yup! and i love the idea of it as a dip with fritos!

  14. Oh what a neat idea. I love having versatile things like this. And I’m definitely going to add chicken when I try them. Thanks!

  15. I love stuff like this for parties. Awesome. Love the look of your blog.

  16. Life with Kaishon says

    I think Spirals are the coolest : ). So pretty. These sound delish. And I am going to say healthy too since they have beans in them : ).

  17. Thanks for linking up. This looks yummy!

  18. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Thanks everyone for the great comments. I hope you all decide to try the appetizer (in one form or the other…lol) I love that it’s so versatile that each of you seems to have a different way that you intend to use the recipe!

  19. Blue Castle says

    Oh my goodness. I was just thinking that I wanted to find some recipes to use black beans in. This looks way too yummy. Thank you for sharing it. I will be making these this week.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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