Here is an easy dinner, snack or take to the next party sort of thing. I made this for an easy meal on a busy night and the crowd loved it. It was even cheered when it made a lunch box appearance the next day. It is a winner. Think of it as a fresh interpretation of seven layered dip, but better.
Black Bean Layer Dip
Make black beans. I made my recipe for black beans and the my winter corn salsa made from super sweet frozen corn, because I don't believe in fresh winter tomatoes.
I cooked my beans all day in the crock pot since that is the easiest and best way to make beans, so long as you plan ahead. I cooked them until they turned to mush (just like refried ones) or you can puree or mash. Then I piled on the corn Then I topped things with queso cojita. Alternately you could go with another cheese if you wish. The important thing is warm beans. This makes the whole thing a great, filling dish for a cold night, however, when warmer temperatures resume, you could always serve it chilled as well. I served this with organic flax seed tortilla chips. It would also be great along side a stack warm tortillas to make easy burritos.
I know, its hardly a recipe, but we didn't even mind.