My New England Bean Dip is creamy and toothsome with a slight kick to it. This is the dip people will devour at your parties.
My parents used to take us to a restaurant that served New England bean dip with crackers before every meal. At first I thought, what is bean dip and who in the world would find that appetizing?
To my surprise, not only did I fine it appetizing, I couldn’t stop eating it. Who knew that kidney beans mixed with mayonnaise, relish, onions, and spices would be so damn delicious! For years I dreamt of going back to that restaurant for that special dip. When I got older and bolder, I set out to replicate that special New England bean dip. Of course, I could buy it, but if you don’t know me by now, I’d rather make it myself. Not only was I able to recreate this bean dip, I made it even better!
This is simple to make and less expensive than if you bought it at the market. The hardest thing you will have to do is dice the onions. Other than that, throw all the ingredients in a bowl(affiliate link), combine, and refrigerate until your ready to devour it. Trust me, because when writing this post, I ate an obscene amount with some ritz crackers. It wasn’t pretty. Thank goodness no one else was home.
Mashing the beans just a little gives it great texture letting the beans meld with the mayonnaise.
This dip is a hit at every party and would serve well at the up and coming Superbowl. Include it in your pregame feast.
Try some of my other dips. Enjoy!
Be happy, eat well…
New England Bean Dip
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet relish
- 1 small onion finely diced, about ½ cup
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Mash the beans a little with a fork for better texture.
- Optimal, but not necessary, to refrigerate for at least an hour to meld flavors.
- Serve with your favorite crackers.