The Best Bean Dip Ever – creamy, spicy, and the perfect texture for dipping. Bring it to a friend’s house to watch the game and it’ll be a hit. Beans, salsa, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder and cumin make this recipe delicious. It’s the ultimate flavor combo and is seriously one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had.

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EASY BEAN DIP RECIPE

During my last pregnancy I had an overwhelming craving for bean dip. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for but I was sure if I tasted enough bean dips I would find the right one to satisfy the craving.

I tried Taco Bell and drove around to every local restaurant in South Florida and nothing came close to what I wanted.

Growing up in Arizona we had a plethora of Mexican restaurants that were known just for their bean dip and that’s sooo what I wanted.

Just a couple thousand miles too far away.

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I never did find one that did the trick until now…when I’m not pregnant anymore.

There are some foods that I ate while I was pregnant and honestly still have a hard time eating now because they bring back such strong memories of how sick I was.

Don’t let my wacky hormones fool you…those recipes are good. I’m just being honest.

SERVING

Generally this is served with chips or crackers. You can serve it room temperature but I like it warm.

WHAT IS IN BEAN DIP

This bean dip is pretty simple. Blending beans, salsa, shredded cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder and cumin together. No taco seasoning just a few spices. It’s the ultimate combo and is seriously one of the best bean dips I’ve ever had.

The Best Bean Dip Ever - the-girl-who-ate-everything.comBut this, THIS is the dip. Couldn’t be anymore perfect. This is everything I ever wanted when I was pregnant…and not pregnant.

You could garnish the bean mixture with some green onions, tomatoes, black olives, or cilantro. Add some green chiles for more kick! Squeeze some lime juice for a little zing. Always add salt and pepper to taste.

ARE REFRIED BEANS GLUTEN-FREE?

Yes, in general but always check the label to make sure.

HOW TO MAKE BEAN DIP

This dish was meant for the slow cooker but due to my procrastination I’ve found that it can also be done in the oven in a baking dish and even the microwave in a medium bowl (ultra procrastinator).

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The Best Bean Dip

4.69 from 305 votes
This Bean Dip has beans, salsa, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder and cumin. It's the ultimate combo and is seriously one of the best bean dip recipes I've ever had.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings (1/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, (4 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, (or more to taste)
  • tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; transfer to a small (1-1/2-qt) slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through, stirring intermittently. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa.
  • Optional ways of preparing: The slow cooker is ideal because it keeps the dip warm but you can also prepare this in the oven or even microwave.
  • For the Oven: Bake dip at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Microwave: Heat in a microwave safe bowl for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and smooth. Stir every couple of minutes.

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Serving: 1grams
Cuisine: Mexican
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