Southwestern Bean Dip Recipe
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Southwestern Bean Dip Recipe

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Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family could eat this as a complete meal.—Jeanne Shear, Sabetha, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 53 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a bowl; add the onion. Mash with a fork until crumbly; set aside.
  2. In a blender, process tomato sauce and beans until chunky. Add to beef mixture and mix well. Spoon half into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; top with half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with chips. Yield: about 9 cups.
Originally published as Southwestern Bean Dip in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p19

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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DViola 45836
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This was great to have while watching the game."

stinkaroo 73381
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"i make this often in my slowcooker until its heated through, its a hit everytime,its not spicy unless you add some hot sauce or chilles,or serve with jalopemos."

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