Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

I can't say enough good things about this dip.  I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Annie's Eats a year or so ago and its been a big hit in our house ever since.  This dip is great because you can keep the ingredients on hand and whip it up on the stove top if you have unexpected guests show up or if you just get really really hungry. :)  Don't see the title of "Bean Dip" and think this is boring.  There is a ton of flavor here.  Its creamy from the sour cream and the 2 kinds of cheese and there is a great tang from the jalapeño and the cumin.  Whenever I make it it never stays around for long in our house!  However, this dip is best served warm so serve it immediately or reheat in the microwave if it gets cold.

Hot Bean and Cheese Dip


1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 14.5 oz. can refried beans
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/3 cup cubed cheddar cheese
1/3 cup cubed pepper jack cheese
1 tbsp. sour cream

1.  Heat oil in a pan.  Saute onions and jalapeño for 3 minutes or until softened.

2.  Stir in refried beans.  Cook until smooth, stirring occasionally.

3.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Cook until cheese melts.

4.  Serve hot with tortilla chips.

Adapted from Annie's Eats via  Life's Ambrosia


  1. Looks delicious. Love a great chip dip.

    Food Frenzy

  2. Ooooo....what a yummy dip. I'm always on the lookout for more crowd pleasers.

  3. Hi Ryan! It is so great to have found your blog. I'm eager to read more of your posts in the weeks to come. This dip looks and sounds delicious. Such a great photograph too! Thank you for sharing with me!

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  5. This looks awesome! Would have been perfect for superbowl!


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