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hot bean and cheese dip in white bowl

Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

The cheese melted perfectly into the spicy refried beans and made the perfect dip for tortilla chips. Why buy bean and cheese dip at the store when its so easy to make at home?
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 Servings



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can refried beans ( I used the jalapeno variety)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup cubed medium cheddar cheese 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup cubed pepper jack cheese 1/2 inch cubes


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions and jalapeno for 3 minutes or until softened slightly.
  • Stir in refried beans. Cook until smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook until cheese melts.
  • Serve hot.


This is best served hot so serve it in a dish that keeps heat fairly well. If it starts to cool, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds. Enjoy!
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