Mexican Bean Dip Recipe

Mexican Bean Dip Recipe

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We’re currently staying in a cozy cabin in Idyllwild, California, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We love how peaceful and serene it is up here, which is why we’ve spent almost every one of our anniversaries here. We’ve always made it a family trip, and brought the kids with us. Although this might be the last time our son joins us since he leaves for boot camp in July. Yet I’m trying not to dwell on that fact. Instead, I’m focusing on enjoying the time we have left with him. Be patient, I’ll get to the Easy Mexican dip recipe, I promise!

Our Family’s Idyllwild Traditions

The time spent up here usually consists of spending some time with God, watching movies, working on puzzles, taking our dogs on hikes, and EATING! This Easy Mexican dip recipe always makes an appearance. It’s my daughter, Nena’s, favorite dip. In fact, Nena loves this bean dip so much, she sometimes eats it in place of a meal.

Mexican bean dip recipe

Easy Mexican Dip Recipe

I adapted this Easy Mexican Dip recipe from a seven-layered dip that my sister-in-law, Kim, used to make. Coincidentally, she used to make it during our Idyllwild getaways. Kim and Steve share our anniversary date (but they got married a year ahead of us). Kim’s version consists of sour cream, salsa, ground beef, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, scallions, and black olives. Although I LOVE her dip, I had to make my dip “picky eater friendly.” My bean dip layers include cream cheese, refried beans, diced green chilis, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced black olives. Even though I prefer using homemade salsa, jarred salsa, such as pace, can be substituted. Other layer possibilities include guacamole, pickled jalapeños, and chorizo. If you can handle extra spicy food, add a final layer of my hot chili sauce.

Easy Mexican bean dip

mexican bean dip with a tortilla chip

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You may also enjoy the following dips: Smoked Salmon Dip, Dill Dip for Veggies, Purslane Dip, and Authentic Hummus.

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Layered Mexican Bean Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Creamy, hot, layered Mexican bean dip.

Course: Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 477 kcal
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 T. taco seasoning divided
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions optional
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees F
  2. Place cream cheese in an 8"x8" ceramic dish, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for one minute, or until the cheese is soft enough to spread. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the taco seasoning.
  3. Mix the taco seasoning into the cream cheese and spread in an even layer.
  4. Drain green chiles, and spread over the cream cheese.
  5. Place refried beans in a medium-sized bowl, and mix in the remaining taco seasoning. Spread the beans over the green chilies.
  6. Pour the salsa over the beans, and spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese, and top with the sliced olives.
  8. Cover loosely with foil, and bake for 30 minutes, or until the shredded cheese is completely melted. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Layered Mexican Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 1106mg48%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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