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  • Recipe: Bean Dip
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

The ideal party appetizer or snack for game day is this simple bean dip dish! It’s a favorite because of its creamy, smooth texture and flavor, which is lively and tangy.

Observe the bean dip platter up there. The entire thing was gone five minutes after we snapped this picture. This bean dip is so spicy, tangy, creamy, and delicious that we can’t help but eat the entire batch in one sitting.

Or standing, as the situation demands. Jack and I did not even make the effort to sit down on the day we shot this picture. At the kitchen counter, we started straight away!

This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a quick appetizer to make for game day or to bring to a party. It’s quite easy to make, and everyone loves it for its creamy texture and zesty flavor.

Creating Bean Dip

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My homemade refried beans are the foundation of this simple recipe. Make your own refried beans rather than purchasing canned ones from the store, please! Thanks to additions like onion, lime, and a homemade taco seasoning composed of cumin, chili powder, and oregano, the handmade beans have a creamier texture and a richer flavor.

Refried beans are the main component of this dip, so the taste and texture of the beans are crucial.

This bean dip isn’t made with cream cheese or sour cream, unlike many conventional or store-bought. Instead, the beans themselves are what give this dip its creamy texture!

Refried beans can be prepared up to three days in advance if you’re pressed for time.

To make them quickly and easily, use canned pinto beans rather than dried ones. Until you’re ready to prepare the dip, keep the refried beans in the fridge in an airtight container.

After that, combine the following items with the refried beans in a food processor:

  • Green chilies in a can: These add a great flavor to the bean dip.
  • Lime juice: For an invigorating, zesty flavor.
  • Powdered onions: They add a delicious, umami flavor.
  • and optional cayenne pepper for warmth.

Until the bean dip is creamy and smooth, pulse. If it’s too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until you have the right consistency. according to taste.

The dip can be consumed immediately once or kept in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container.

Recipe Serving Ideas for Bean Dip

Spread on a dish and top it off with toppings when you’re ready to serve. My personal preference is to top mine with chopped avocado, thinly sliced jalapeno or serrano peppers, cherry tomatoes cut in half, green onions, and fresh cilantro.

If no one is vegan or dairy-free, it’s also delicious with a sprinkling of Cotija cheese or shredded cheese on top. Add a scoop of pico de gallo to the dip as a straightforward substitute for all of these toppings.

Enjoy, and pass the tortilla chips!

Bean dip

20 minutes to prepare

Serves: 8 portions

This recipe for refried bean dip makes a delicious party appetizer or game-day snack. To make this recipe vegan, omit the cheese garnish.


  • Refried Beans
  • 1 (4-ounce) can of green chiles, drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Water, as needed

Topping options

  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Tomatoes
  • Scallions
  • Avocado
  • Serrano peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Cotija cheese


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  1. Refried beans, green chiles, lime juice, onion powder, and cayenne pepper, if needed, should all be combined in a food processor. until well-combined, pulse To achieve the appropriate consistency if the mixture is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips after spreading them out on a dish and adding the desired garnishes.