Prairie Fire Dip Recipe

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This flavorful dip for crunchy corn chips goes fast at get-togethers, so be sure to make enough. For a bit more zip, increase the amount of chili powder. —Jo Johnson, Park City, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Large corn chips

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 56 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the beans, cheese, butter if desired, onion, garlic, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted and dip is heated through. Serve with corn chips. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Prairie Fire Dip in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p11

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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magma137 User ID: 3864677 29253
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"I love this dip! So did my family and friends at a get together! I upped the heat a little with a few more splashes of hot pepper sauce. I'm making this again today!"

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