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This is an amazing gluten free Appetizer that everyone will enjoy

I spotted this on Pinterest one day and was intrigued. So I clicked through and with some searching, I found this wonderful blog, The Minimalist Baker. It was right before the Super Bowl, and I was about to visit my good friends in Toronto where I knew I wanted to have something different for a party I was attending. The only criteria are that it had to be Gluten-Free as one of my closest friends has celiacs disease.

Of course, as I read this recipe I fell in love with it and started checking my ingredient list. I hadn’t realized they were using a pre-made sauce that you buy called Bronco Bob’s Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce.

Slight panic set in when I realized that there was no recipe for this sauce, however, Google brought relief. The sauce is like a cooked down jam/preserve with no pectin. It’s basically a pepper jelly. I have to say it’s a spectacular appetizer. It is now made upon request when I go up to visit my Canadian friends.

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Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

  • 3-4 Chipotle in Adobe Sauce

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in jalapenos; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic, and chipotles with adobo sauce; bring to a simmer. Stir the raspberries into the sauce; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, salt, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix well. Simmer until thickened and reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Transfer sauce to a heatproof bowl; allow to cool to room temperature before serving, about 20 minutes.


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, loosely rinsed and drained
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1/2 red or white onion, diced (~2/3 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 8-ounce container cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free shredded jack cheese
  • Cilantro for topping and chips or crackers for serving
  • Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce


In a skillet, heat the beans with a touch of olive oil along with salt, pepper, cumin and cilantro. Once warmed through, taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside beans in your serving dish.
Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and add red onions, a touch of salt and stir cook until starting to turn soft and translucent about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and sauté about 2 more minutes.
Mix with cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

You can execute this in 2 ways, and it will be great.


Black beans in a circle, drop the cream cheese mixture in the center, drizzle with raspberry chipotle sauce and let stand room temperature, serve with chips – the images you see above are a double recipe. Also, the amount of time to cook this recipe is significantly shortened if you order the sauce online… Me I like a little DIY.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Black beans in a circle, drop the cream cheese mixture in the center, drizzle with raspberry chipotle sauce, sprinkle Colby-jack cheese even over the top, and bake for about 8 minutes until warmed through and cheese bubbles. Top with cilantro. Serve immediately.


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