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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

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 53 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

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

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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