Refried Bean Dip is an easy to make hot dip which is great for parties or get-togethers. It is best served with nachos or chips and can be easily made from scratch. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Refried Bean Dip is a simple and healthy Mexican hot dip that is made with just 6 ingredients, along with its star ingredient Refried Beans. This cheesy goodness is so addictive, that you just can’t stop after having a bite.
Three types of cheese are added in this Refried Bean Dip, which makes it deliciously gooey and adds salty taste to this dish.
As every household has its own way of making Refried Bean dip, you can even experiment with the flavor by adding ingredients such as Mayonnaise, Taco Seasoning to give your dip a more prominent Mexican flavor.
Making it at home uses fresh and high quality ingredients. It is also very economical and inexpensive to make a high quality refried bean dip at home. Also it is free of preservatives and artificial colours.
Make this dip for your get-togethers, house parties, or even for your game and movie nights and enjoy it along with Nachos, Chips, or Crackers.
This Refried Bean dip is so easy to make and fuss-free. Just blend everything together and your vegan dip is ready. That’s it!
This dip is,
- A Mexican favorite
- Easy to make
- A great accompaniment to Nachos
For this cheesy Refried Bean goodness, you need,
Refried Beans – I always use homemade Refried Beans as it delivers a refreshing taste to this dip. But if you do not have time on your hand, you can even use the store-bought ones.
Chunky Salsa – You can use homemade chunky Tomato Salsa, for this one.
Cheese – We will use three types of Cheese in it – Cream Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese, which makes this dip extra gooey and cheesy.
While cream cheese adds mild sweet taste, Cheddar Cheese adds a pungent and sharp taste and Mozzarella Cheese adds that melting cheesy goodness.
Cilantro – This adds a refreshing taste along with colour to the dip.
Once you are done with your dip, garnish it with fresh cilantro, olives, scallions, jalapeño, and avocado for extra taste and flavor.
These ingredients all together adds a nice bite and spicy taste in this delicious refried bean dip.
Step By Step Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C). Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Transfer the mixture into a baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese starts to bubble.
Remove the dish from the oven. Sprinkle extra cheese on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro, olives, scallions, Jalapeno, avocado, etc. Serve hot with nachos, chips or veggie sticks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making homemade Refried Beans is an easy process. You can find the detailed version of my recipe here – Refried Beans.
To make homemade Tomato salsa, you will need ingredients such as tomato, onion, coriander, garlic, Jalapeno pepper, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Tomato is roasted and then mixed with other ingredients to prepare the Salsa. If you want to know more or see the detailed recipe, check it out here – Roasted Fresh Tomato Salsa.
If you are looking for a vegan alternative due to dietary restrictions, you can use these ingredients instead – Refried Beans, Chunky Salsa, Pickled Jalapeños, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Coconut Sugar.
To make it without cheese, you can use ingredients such as refried beans, green chilies, lime juice, cumin powder, smoked paprika, hot sauce, and salt.
Add refried beans in a stovetop and cook until creamy. Now, add in green chilies, lime juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and hot sauce. Add salt to taste and give it a mix. Serve with Nachos or Crackers.
I would recommend you to make it fresh. But If you have leftovers, store it in the fridge for 4-5 days in an airtight container. Just reheat in the oven or microwave before serving for a hot bean dip, although you can eat it cold too.
You can even freeze this dip. Cool it down to room temperature, and then freeze it in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 2- 3 months. Just thaw overnight in the fridge, reheat and stir well before serving.
You can serve this cheesy dip along with Tortilla Chips or you can even serve it on the top of Nachos with some Sour Cream.
You can also serve it with your favourite Chips and Crackers or in a Burrito Bowl.
Add this dip to your Burritos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, or Tostadas.
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Refried Bean Dip Recipe
- 2 cups Refried Beans
- 1 cup Chunky Salsa
- 200 g Cream Cheese (Room temperature)
- 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
- 1 cup Mozarella Cheese (Grated)
- ¼ cup Cilantro (chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C).
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Transfer the mixture in a baking dish.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese starts to bubble.
- Remove the dish from the oven.
- Sprinkle extra cheese on top.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro, olives, scallions, Jalapeno, avocado etc.
- Serve hot with nachos, chips or veggie sticks.