Southwest White Bean, Cheddar and Bacon Dip

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From Food Network. Serve with crudites (carrot sticks, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips) and tortilla chips, pita wedges, crackers or baguette slices.

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  1. In a skillet cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, toast ground cumin in a small pan over medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  3. When bacon is done cooking, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and pour off all but 2 T of bacon fat from skillet.
  4. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add cumin and chili powder and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the cheddar cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, salt and cayenne and puree until combined well.
  6. Crumble bacon.
  7. Transfer dip to a serving bowl and garnish with the crumbled bacon. Serve.