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Angry Italian Bean Spread


1/4 cup packed Italian parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 cans (15 oz.) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
3/4 cup Arrabbiata sauce
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Crackers, Crostini, or French or Italian bread


Combine sparsely and garlic in food processor; process for 30 seconds.  Add beans, salt and pepper, process for 1 minute.  Scrape down sides of bowl; process for 30 more seconds.  With processor running, add sauce and oil, Process for 30 more seconds or until smooth.

I've modified the recipe so it has more of a smoky pepper flavor by using fire roasted tomatoes and a small amount of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce in place of the Italian flavored arrabbiata sauce.