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Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip

Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip is quick & easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect as a party appetizer or for gameday snacking. It can even be served as a side dish or stuffed inside tacos, burritos, quesadillas, & more!

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com

Well, friends, it’s once again that magical time of year…football season is upon us! I’m a summer-lovin’ gal through and through, so between summer vacation ending and school starting, I sometimes feel a little blue as mid-August approaches. But fortunately, I manage to refrain from falling into a funk when I remember that football season is about to start! I’m not exactly sure why, but I love it so.

One concrete reason I can pinpoint for being a fan of football season has to do with the food. From cheesy dips to meaty sandwiches to the delicacies of tailgating, I think everyone can agree that gameday food is hard to beat, whether you love, hate, or are apathetic to the ol’ pigskin itself.

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com

Today’s recipe is an extremely tasty spin on an old classic. Who can resist the simplicity and allure of a tortilla chip scooping up a big mound of bean dip? But I’m not talking about that pale, semi-gelatinous bean dip in a can. Noooo, this Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip starts with canned or homemade pinto beans and is loaded with flavor thanks to fresh garlic, cilantro, jalapeños, zesty salsa, sharp cheddar, and spices. Furthermore, this bean dip whips up effortlessly in the food processor before transferring it to a baking dish, topping with a bit more cheese for good measure, and then baking until hot and gooey.

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com It’s heaven on a chip, I tell you.

But there’s more! You see, this savory concoction aspires to be more than just a dip. Leftovers can be used to stuff bean and cheese tacos, burritos, or quesadillas. Or you can make a fresh batch to serve alongside Mexican food entrees for a refried beans-esque side dish, but without the whole refried/lard-adding part.

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com And despite my deceiving jalapeño-centric photo, this bean dip doesn’t have to be all hot and spicy. In fact, I only used one jalapeño in this particular batch (with seeds and membranes removed, since that’s where most of the heat is!) plus a mild-ish salsa, and my kids were delighted to eat it…no fire-breathing required.

As with all of my recipes, I advise you to tweak the ingredients to your liking. If you have leftovers from a batch of homemade ranch beans, feel free to use them…just be sure to adjust the garlic salt accordingly if you’re already starting with salted beans. If you dislike cilantro, leave it out! If you love things extra cheesy, add more! If you want to go for the heat, increase the amount of jalapeño! It’s your bean dip. Own it. 😉

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com

So are you a fan of football? Or do you just enjoy any excuse to eat yummy grub? Whatever the case may be, the next time you get a hankering for a savory snack or a Mexican side dish, look no further than this Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip! Bursting with flavor, it’s sure to be the hit of any TV-watching occasion…whether you’re all about football games, or would prefer to view a DVR-ed marathon of The Young and the Restless. Some of us will happily do both. 😉

Warm and Cheesy Bean Dip ~ quick and easy, full of flavor, and also makes a great filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! | FIveHeartHome.com

Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip

Warm & Cheesy Bean Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and membranes removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans (or about 3 cups homemade pinto/ranch beans), drained
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro in the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse until finely minced, scraping down the sides if necessary. Add drained beans, salsa, 1 1/2 cups cheddar, and cumin to food processor. Pureé until smooth and well-blended. Taste and add garlic salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Transfer mixture to a shallow, heat-safe baking dish, such as a glass pie plate. Top with remaining 1/2 cup grated cheddar. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and dip is hot and gooey. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping. Alternatively, dip may be used as a filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc., or served as a side dish to Mexican entrees.
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Adapted from Texas Cowboy Cooking.

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  1. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I can almost smell it! Looks so good – and I know it is, because iit has cumin and a touch of cilantro! Essentials to the Tex Mex flavor, in my book. Thanks, Sam…
    Gig ’em!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I totally agree, Deb…I could happily add cumin and cilantro to just about anything! 😉 And gig ’em indeed…guess we’ll be getting a preview of what’s to come this season in less than 24 hours…yikes! I hope we’re feeling good about things around this time tomorrow night. 😉

      • Debbie Caraballo says:

        I think we’re now able to say wholeheartedly….Whoop!! Ags were kickin’ butt and takin’ names!
        By the way, if you haven’t already, check out Johnny M’s Snickers commercial…it’s hilarious.

        • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

          YES, Deb…that game couldn’t have made me any happier!!! 🙂 Let’s just hope the Ags can continue doing positive things for the entirety of the season! And I totally agree that the Snickers commercial is too funny… 😉 Hope you had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

  2. So many lovely recipes. Thanks so much.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Liz! I always appreciate your sweet and supportive comments. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  3. I go to one Mexican restaurant just because they not only bring chips and salsa while I wait, but also warm bean dip. This is going to sound lame, but I never thought of making it myself. Duh.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      That made me laugh, Carol. 😉 Not lame at all, but now you should TOTALLY make it yourself…I promise it’s very easy and very tasty! 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous week!

  4. This is perfect for football season:) Yum! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Ginnie! And yes, this dip is definitely going to be on our game-watching rotation all football season long! 😉 I appreciate you taking the time to comment…hope you have a great rest of the week!

  5. Samantha this looks really good! I can’t wait to try it:) Thanks so much for linking up at The Project Parade!

  6. Can’t wait to make this!! YUM!

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that I plan to your bean dip this weekend when our friends stop by.

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