Hot Bean Dip

This fantastic refried bean dip is made with cream cheese, vegetables, Monterrey Jack cheese, sour cream, and spices.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword bean dip, hot dip, mexican dip, refried beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 406 kcal


  • 20 oz can refried beans
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 oz Monterrey Jack cheese grated
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 jalapeno pepper older jalapenos are more spicy
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt


  • 2 oz Monterrey Jack cheese grated
  • 1 jalapeno OPTIONAL
  • diced tomatoes OPTIONAL
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease cast iron skillet or a baking dish.

  2. Dice onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno. Choose older jalapenos for more spice and add jalapeno seeds. Choose young jalapenos for less spice and discard the seeds. (I highly recommend wearing gloves when working with a jalapeno, that way your hands won't burn for hours.)

  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to thoroughly combine.

  4. Spread the dip mixture in a cast iron skillet or a baking dish. 

  5. Top off with some more grated Monterrey Jack cheese, jalapenos, and diced tomatoes. 

  6. Bake the dip for about 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Hot Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 900mg39%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1600IU32%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 391mg39%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.