Argentine Black Bean Flatbread With Chimichurri Drizzle

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“I got this via a chef who linked Cooking Light. I'm using her Chimichurri for teh Chimichurri instead of this one. I usu. knead my dough in my Bosch mixer, but it didn't work this time. So I did it by hand. I found a trick: Kneaded it in my seasoned stoneware bar pan and it didn't stick at all, without flour. You won't use all of the black bean spread, so save for a dip with baked tortilla chips, a topping for a taco salad, or as a taco or burrito filler.”
1hr 48mins
16 squares

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membrane.
  3. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand.
  4. Broil 12 minutes or until blackened.
  5. Place in a zip-top plastic bag, seal, and let stand 10 minutes.
  6. Peel and cut into 16 strips. Set aside.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 450°F.
  8. Sprinkle cornmeal over a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. A jellyroll pan works ideally. Set aside.
  9. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 C warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  10. Add remaining 1/2 C water, flour and salt to yeast mixture, stirring until dough forms.
  11. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
  12. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top.
  13. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press 2 fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.).
  14. Roll dough into a 14x11-inch rectangle; place dough on prepared baking sheet.
  15. BLACK BEAN SPREAD: Combine all Black Bean Spread ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  16. Spread 1 1/2 C black Bean Spread over dough. Sprinkle with cheese.
  17. Bake at 450° for 13 minutes or until crust browns and cheese is bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes.
  18. CHIMICHURRI DRIZZLE: Combine all chimichurri ingredients in a small bowl.
  19. Drizzle chimichurri over cheese.
  20. Cut bread into 16 squares; garnish each square with 1 bell pepper strip.

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