Championship Bean Dip Recipe
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Championship Bean Dip Recipe

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My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You brought your bean dip, didn't you?" If there are any leftovers, we use them to make bean and cheese burritos the next day. I've given out this recipe a hundred times. —Wendi Wavrin Law, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Tortilla chips and salsa

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 57 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through, stirring once or twice. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Championship Bean Dip in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p29

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Aquarelle User ID: 985301 265204
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2017

"I made this for my daughter to take to a potluck one of her college classes was having, and she returned home with an empty slow-cooker and several requests for the recipe. We're making it again next week for her choir's potluck lunch. Since a number of the choir members don't eat meat, this is perfect. It's also really, really good!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 253820
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"This was very mild with mild picante sauce. I increased the cream cheese to 8 oz to feed a congregation. A serving remained. It was a nice change from baked bean or buffalo chicken dip."

Sadon42 User ID: 7910718 224529
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"This was a very easy appetizer to make and

everyone loved it. Be prepared to have folks wanting the recipe!"

Amberbg User ID: 8323135 224396
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"I made this for Easter because of all the reviews. Even making it I thought there was not enough beans and a lot of creams and cheese. I wasn't satisfied or my family. I was left with a lot leftover. It is more of a creamy cheese dip. I am not sure how it is called a bean dip. Or how I am so differed with the reviews."

gjlcpotter User ID: 1564602 218383
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Loved this dip! As did the family."

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 216866
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Has a good taste. Unfortunately I didn't a small slow cooker, so it wasn't as smooth as it should have been."

WagnerLes User ID: 1893875 46615
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"A easy and tasty cheese dip with beans as an added plus. You can totally spice it up, if that's your thing."

Snurple12 User ID: 6125704 26382
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Delicious! Made this at a family gathering and it was a hit! A recipe remembered and drooled over! I even accidently forgot the spices and it was still delicious!"

SharaO11 User ID: 7543906 80133
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Love this bean dip! I first made it for a Mexican Themed family reunion dinner and it was a HUGE hit with everyone! easy and DELISH! I make it as directed with just a bit more cumin & chili powder."

TimedOut User ID: 7143231 26380
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"This is one recipe I return to again and again, modifying it to fit what I've got in my pantry. It's great with 2 cups of cheddar cheese (total) in place of the Monterey Jack cheese. Adding up to 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and some finely chopped onions is an adjustment I frequently make. This one is obviously a keeper!"

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