The results from the bean dip experiment in the crockpot. I used a bag of kidney beans and let them simmer all day covered with water mixed with some chicken broth. Towards the end, I added red pepper flakes and garlic. It was still bland. Stirring in some sour cream helped. Adding some salt was good, too, and chopped cilantro and a little more red pepper. Not quite as good as the bean dip by friend Faith makes, but passable.