In a bowl mix together one can of refried black beans and one can of whole black beans.

I mixed the two together because I want the creaminess of the refried beans and the texture of the whole beans in the dip!

Next add 1/2 a cup of cream cheese…

1 teaspoon of garlic powder…

1 heaping teaspoon of chili powder…

And a couple of these smokey and spicy chipotle peppers!

I chopped up three and added them in seeds and all. If you would like a little more heat in your dip go ahead and toss in a few more!

Next add a handfull of chopped green onions…

And lastly throw in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese!

Give this bowl a good stir and taste it to see if it needs any more seasoning.

I thought it could use a little salt but you might want to add more chili pepper. Trust your taste buds!

Transfer your dip to a oven safe dish…

And top it with a bit more cheddar cheese.

Pop this into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until it’s nice and bubbly!

When it’s done you could be a teenager about it and dip your chip right into the pipping hot dish…

Or you could be a grown up and grab your self a fancy plate and a place mat.

There’s a perfect time and place for everything, even canned bean dip!



  • 1 can refried black beans
  • 1 can drained whole black beans
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers
  • handfull chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of Fritos

6 Responses to Spicy, Cheesy, Creamy Bean Dip

  1. Michelle says:

    This looks sooo good! I need to make me some. Next girls night we are making this for sure!

  2. Brandon says:

    I’m not a big bean fan, but your photos look great! I especially liked the last one… that black plate is pretty neat.

  3. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait for the next girls night Michelle!
    Thank you Brandon! I found that plate at Macy’s and it was crazy discounted! :)

  4. This looks amazing! You had me at cheese and beans! Stumbled on your blog on the KCRA A-list and wanted to stop by and say hi as I am also a Sacramento area blogger! So fun to find another local blogger with a love for food and crafty fun! ;)

  5. Colleen says:

    Oh, that looks yummy even this early in the day!!

  6. Melissa says:

    Thank you Colleen! I am super glad you found me Ashley!

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