Emeril Lagasse’s new cookbook Essential Emeril is now available for pre-order!

For more information about the book and to pre-order your copy today click here.


Layered Black Bean Chili Dip


  • 1 cup Black Bean Chili
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno, or to taste
  • 1 cup chopped seeded ripe tomato
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seed removed, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla Chips, for dipping


  • In a 9-inch pie dish, spread the black bean chili. Layer the remaining ingredients in the order given, spreading each one to the edge of the dish. Serve with the tortilla chips.