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Reesha’s Eats: Black Bean Gorgonzola Bruschetta

**This is my recipe that was featured in Playdate Magazine!**

I made this recipe out of desperation when I was low on groceries in the house and had to make something quick for my hungry, screaming toddler. On hand, I only had a couple of slices of sourdough bread, one can of black beans, one can of refried beans and some left over gorgonzola cheese crumbles in the fridge. Channeling my inner “Food Network Star,” I took what I had left in the pantry and the fridge and whipped it all together in less than five minutes. Little did I know I had created a delicious new appetizer!

The next evening, I took some over to a friend’s house. It was gobbled up by my friend’s husband and their toddler! In fact, my friend’s husband, who does not like gorgonzola cheese, said that it was “surprisingly good” and complimented my original use of the beans with the cheese! (And yes, I observed him scarfing down more than one slice, so he wasn’t just being kind to spare my feelings!)

Ingredients: 6 slices of sourdough bread • ½ can of refried beans • ½ can of mashed black beans • ½ to ¾ tub of Gorgonzola crumbles.

Directions: Toast bread (baste the bread before toasting with some extra virgin olive oil) and mix the beans. Spread beans on toast, then sprinkle on cheese crumbles. Microwave on low power until cheese melts. Slice bread into strips. Then serve to the screaming kid, and voila! Enjoy the happy silence and no leftovers!

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