Or relatively close to it? Have tickets for color purple on March 1 and would like to keep with the theme. Also, I am going with a friend who really doesn't care for "fancy" food. Anything close to soul food or homestyle would be great.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.