Easy Refried Bean Dip Recipe – only three ingredients, simple to make AND delicious! The perfect appetizer for your Cinco de Mayo party or for tailgating fun. It’s a simple appetizer served with hot bubbly cheese, creamy beans and topped with your favorite salsa!
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Refried Bean Dip
Whether it’s for Cinco de Mayo or Super Bowl Sunday easy party food is a MUST, right? Today I wanted to give you an easy appetizer so you can serve up good eats, but still, have loads of fun!
Of course, I’m big into tailgating too – hello? I lived in Green Bay for several years and I have a couple of requirements when it comes to party food and game day grub.
- It has to be easy.
- You have to be able to eat it with your fingers.
- It must be delicious!
Yes…I’ve done my share of tailgating. 😋
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite and easy recipes. Perfect finger food it’s simple to make. If you’re heading to the stadium or hosting a party, simply toss everything into a pie tin and heat it until it’s hot and bubbly.
Easy enough, right?
The first time I had this was when I lived in Minnesota – my friend Dawn shared this recipe. I love it and I’ve been serving it ever since.
What is bean dip made of?
This is simple, just three ingredients, beans, salsa and cheese!
- refried beans – I use canned refried beans, not homemade.
- salsa – your favorite salsa in a jar.
- shredded cheese – cheddar or pepper jack is perfect for this recipe
- tortilla chips for dipping – Fritos or tortilla chips are both delicious!
Another thing that’s nice about this recipe, the ingredients are staples in most homes. If you have unexpected guests it’s easy to make and pop in the oven.
Steps to make Bean Dip with Refried Beans
- Open can and add refried beans to a casserole dish
- Pour your favorite salsa on top of the beans
- Add shredded cheese on top of the salsa
- Bake until hot and bubbly!
How long does this last in the refrigerator?
Ok, so the party is done but what if you made too much?
Good news, this will keep in the refrigerator three to four days, however, don’t fret if you do have leftovers.
Leftover Refried Bean Dip makes the BEST Bean Burritos! All you’ll need to do is add the bean dip to a tortilla, sprinkle with a little more cheese and salsa, add some green or white onions.
Then roll them up. You’ve transformed the leftovers and you have dinner the next day!
What goes good with bean dip?
I like serving this bean dip recipe with a bowl of homemade pico de gallo. I like how the salsa adds a bright freshness to the dip. Truly this is hard not to stand around the bowl and eat it with a spoon. 🤣 What can I say, I love food!
More toppers include sour cream, jalapeños, minced cilantro and olives. Make it a “taco bar” and everyone can include their favorite and customize the dip.
Having said that, honestly for me it’s just a bag of chips and I’m set! I mean, why spend all your time in the kitchen when there’s a party going on?!!!
Looking for more tasty appetizers?
If you’re having a fiesta, then be sure to check out this blog with TONS of the BEST Mexican Party Food Recipe, YUM!!
Then there are Spicy Nacho Cheese Pretzels these are impossible to pass without grabbing a tasty handful, SO GOOD! or how about Frito Pie Skillet Dip the classic Frito pie recipe transformed into an amazing dip!
Here are more of my favorites!
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Easy Refried Bean Dip Recipe
Refried Bean Dip Recipe
- 1 32 oz can refried beans
- 1 cup store-bought salsa or picante sauce
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 350
- Open the can of beans and spread them in a oven safe dish.
- Top with the salsa, spreading evenly.
- Add the cheese on top. Bake in the oven for thirty minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown.
- Serve with your favorite chips