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Three-Pepper Bean Dip Recipe

Three-Pepper Bean Dip Recipe

My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So it not only tastes delicious, it also has a lot of sentimental value. —Amber Massey, Coppell, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips or assorted fresh vegetables


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 25 minutes.
  • 2. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Serve warm with chips. Yield: 5 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips or vegetables) equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Three-Pepper Bean Dip

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Very good bean dip!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"The dip is delicious, but the cook time is WAY off. The first time I made it, I had to cook it for 75 minutes before uncovering it to add the cheese. The second time I upped the temp to 350, and had to cook it 45-50 minutes before adding cheese topping. The end product is wonderful, though."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"Easy, inexpensive, and everyone loves it. Definitely cut down on heat. Reduce the Jalapeno and Chipotle by half unless you have a crowd that likes it very HOT. I love hot, but most people don't want to feel the burn later on..."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I took this dip to a neighborhood get-together this summer and it got great reviews. I'm making it again this weekend for a potluck. You can also omit the cheese for lactose intolerant guests."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Super easy dip recipe! Moderate amount of heat. Definitely will make again."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"My daughter-in-law made this bean dip for a bbq we had. It is SO SO GOOD! There is a little heat to it - which makes it really good. If you like bean dip at all - you will love this. It did make quite a bit - but that's okay - it tastes even better the next day when it's heated up again."

Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"This had just the right amount of heat for me. I didn't think my kids would touch it, but my 3 year old kept dipping into it and actually got really upset when I took it away. The one can of beans made way too much just to have at home though, so I'll wait to have company next time."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"This was very good! Will definately make it again. Made this with the Slow-Cooked Carnita recipe. Both recipes were in the April May 2011 issue."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.