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No-Fuss Bean Dip

No-Fuss Bean Dip ~ The classic party dip quickly made at home using ingredients probably found in your pantry.

No-Fuss Bean Dip ~ The classic party dip quickly made at home using ingredients probably found in your pantry ~ The Complete Savorist Ever since I was a kid, bean dip has been one of my favorite game day dips.  As I grew older, there were less and less game days in my life, save the Super Bowl and a few key college or NFL games a year.  Don’t get me wrong, I actually love football, but it doesn’t have the presence in my life that it had when I was a kid.  But bean dip has remained.
Back then, bean dip came from a small not quite paper, but not quite tin container available in the chip aisle of the grocery store.  They still make it.  Every time I pass it, I get a twinge of nostalgia. Now I make my own bean dips.  I say dips, plural, because I have many different versions depending on my mood.  It has been feeling a bit more like fall lately and with fall, that means football, and football means junk food.  Bean dip can actually be considered a junk food, if you buy it in that oddly packaged container at the market.But I like to think my version is just as tasty and a lot more healthy.  You can make this vegan, vegetarian, or gluttonous, however it suits you best.  This particular recipe is vegetarian, as I use a non-fat, vegetarian can of refried beans and some cheese.  Use vegetarian beans and skip the cheese and you have vegan bean dip.This is my no fuss version.  It is literally no fuss.  Add these few ingredients to a pan or pot, heat, serve, and enjoy.

No-Fuss Bean Dip

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Ingredients

  • 1-16 oz . can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup Monterrey Jack cheese; plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp . diced green chilies
  • 1/4 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 tsp . granulated garlic
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all to sauce pan or skillet.
  2. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Once all the cheese has melted and the broth has been incorporated, garnish with some more cheese and serve with your favorite chip for dipping.
Creamy and smooth with chunks of chilies and beans, your game days just got tastier.

*Bonus recipe.  I love corn tortillas as much as the next person but I wanted some fried flour tortilla chips.  I cut up some flour tortillas into ‘chips’ and then heated some high-heat frying oil.  I fried a few of the chips at a time until they started to turn golden. Then I placed them on a few paper towels to absorb any clinging oil.

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandi
    August 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    We love bean dip. I like that you made this healthier so we can eat it guilt free!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you Sandi…I’m always trying to make things healthier, this time it worked.

  • Reply
    Debra
    August 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Love bean dip! Plan on having some tonight watching the game. I think I’ll try yours!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Debra. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Kelly @ Tasting Page
    August 22, 2014 at 9:48 am

    What’s not to love about bean dip. Making it healthier is definitely an added bonus!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      I agree, healthier is better, less guilt with eating it.

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    janelle
    August 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Looks like a great and easy bean dip

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks Janelle, it really is easy.

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    Sarah @ the magical slow cooker
    August 23, 2014 at 12:24 am

    This looks amazing! I love how easy it is! I will be trying soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Sarah, I hope you enjoy it.

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    Ellen @ From Scratch
    August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Looks delicious! I have a recipe for refried beans, and might give this a go with black beans! Yum!

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    The Food Hunter
    January 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I’m thinking I would love to have this while watching the games this weekend

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      It’s easy and delicious.

  • Reply
    heather @french press
    January 30, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love how easy this is, and it looks delicious! perfect for football watching

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Oh very easy to make Heather! Very simple. Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    January 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Love the sound of this dip. Delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you, it is really good.

  • Reply
    Catherine
    July 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Dear Michelle, This looks so good. I have never made anything like this before, but what a wonderful idea for re-fried beans. Delish! xo, Catherine

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      This recipe came about from childhood canned bean dip. This is much better.

  • Reply
    Shelby
    July 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I would so love to eat some of this right now! Putting on my list of things for ideas when I go to my next party!

  • Reply
    David @ CookingChat
    July 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    love a good bean dip, this looks delish!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    So simple, and geeze does this looks so good! I could go for this dip and those chips right now!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 14, 2015 at 12:58 am

      It’s super easy to make!

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