Datil pepper bean dip
- Hot sauce
- Cream cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Refried beans
- Prepared chili
"Spread cream cheese evenly on the bottom of the pan, layer beans on top, then drizzle on hot sauce, pour on chiles, cover with shredded cheese, and bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly. What makes my version different from typical bean dips is using datil pepper sauce. It's a relatively unknown pepper similar to a habanero but with a spicy-sweet kick and unmatched flavor, first introduced to Florida from the Caribbean by Spanish explorers almost 500 years ago. Today, this pepper is still grown by St. Augustine farmers and Firehouse Subs is the world's largest user of datil peppers." -- Captain Sorensen, Firehouse Subs (Jacksonville, FL)
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