Black Bean Bacon Dunkers

All the flavors of a loaded nacho plate packed into a bite size dunker.


  1. In a small sauté pan, brown the bacon. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, beans, peppers, cheese, corn masa, baking powder and spices. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add the egg and 1/2 cup of water to the bean mixture and stir until a dough forms.
  4. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto a clean, flat surface. Flatten to create a 1½" disk.
  5. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto a clean surface and shape into balls.
  6. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil until very hot, but not smoking. Working in batches of 5, deep fry the dunkers until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve with sour cream.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Michelle,
ALDI Test Kitchen


8 slices Specially Selected Center Cut Bacon, diced

15.5 ounces Dakota's Pride Black Beans, drained

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 jalapeño, minced

4 ounces Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block, diced

4 ounces Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

2/3 cup instant corn masa mix

1/2 teaspoon Baker's Corner Baking Powder*

1/2 teaspon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper

3/4 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cumin

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Chili Powder

1 Goldhen Large Egg

1/2 cup water

4 cups Carlini Corn Oil

2 cups Friendly Farms Sour Cream

*These are Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
20 minutes

20 dunkers