Gaucho Bean Dip

Gaucho Bean Dip

1 14-ounce can beans in sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons chili powder (2 to 3 teaspoons)

                    OPTIONAL GARNISHES
                    Grated Cheddar cheese
                    Sliced black olives
                    Sour cream
                    Diced avocado or guacamole
                    Diced tomato
                    Diced jalapeño pepper or green pepper
                    Tostados, nacho or tortilla chips

Purée beans and sauce in food processor or blender with seasonings until smooth. Spoon into a shallow 9" or 10" (23-25 cm) pie plate or casserole. Arrange your choice of garnishes on top. Serve with chips to dip into the layers and don’t be concerned if garnishes work down into bean mixture.

Serves 8-10