Pinto Bean Dip Recipe
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Pinto Bean Dip Recipe

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Whenever there's a gathering, friends tell me, "Be sure to bring your bean dip!" With several delightful layers, this is more than a snack—some guests practically make a meal out of it. You'll need big chips to pick up all the scrumptious ingredients. —Claire Rademacher, Whittier, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:25-30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 25-30 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Tortilla chips


  1. In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork; stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and pepper sauce. Spread onto a 12-in. serving plate.
  2. Mash avocados with lemon juice and remaining salt; spread over bean mixture. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning; spread over avocado layer.
  3. Sprinkle with onions, tomatoes, cheese and olives. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 25-30 servings.
Originally published as Pinto Bean Dip in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p27

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Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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ccanino 252519
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"Tasted way better the next day! Mix individual layers the night before then put together early."

gunslinger 17980
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"Very pretty and delicious dip. Great for tailgating or mexican themed party!"

BoiseNoise 18995
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"One of my favorite go-to recipes for potluck gatherings . . . and sometimes at home, we just make a meal out of it!"

raych32 38751
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This bean dip is so yummy, my co wokers beg me to bring this on appetizer days."

suriel 14776
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2008

"This was fantastic. Everyone at my party raved about it. I have been sharing the recipe with many friends. Thank you.


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