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Easy Bean Dip


Easy Bean Dip

Easy Bean Dip

Photo © Diana Rattray
This is an easy bean dip to prepare and serve with tortilla chips.


  • 1 can (approx. 16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process American cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mild to medium chunky salsa
  • cayenne or finely chopped jalepeno chile, to taste
  • chopped green onion or cilantro, for garnish, optional


Combine refried beans, cheese, salsa and cayenne or jalapeno peppers in a medium saucepan.

Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly,for about 5 minutes or until cheese melts and the mixture is well blended. Cool and garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro, if desired.

Serve this flavorful dip with tortilla chips, assorted crackers, or vegetable dippers.

Makes about 3 cups.

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