Black Bean Dip Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes

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This is a warm and spicy Black Bean Dip Recipe! Made with spices, black beans, salsa, and cream this dip is perfect with chips!

I always have black beans in my cupboard, which means I always have ingredients on hand to make this Black Bean Dip Recipe. Always. It’s like the staple we can never get rid of. I think it has something to do with my husband’s addiction love of beans and rice. {After spending months and months in Brazil, the food grows on you, I guess.}

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip Recipe

So, after finding yet another can of black beans in my cupboard, I decided to make this bean dip because: I was hungry, Mexican food sounded good and we had black beans–go figure!

  • Black Beans – of course, you’ll need black beans for this black bean dip. It’s a staple!
  • Sweet Onion – this makes the dip slightly sweet but not too sweet. It’s a great contrast to the spiciness of the salsa.
  • Salsa – I used hot salsa but you can use medium or mild based on your tastes.
  • Cheddar Cheese – everything is better with cheese, am I right? Of course, I’m right.

If you’re not a bean lover like we are, try these other delectable dips: Spinach Artichoke DipCheesy Lasagna Dip, Buffalo Chicken DipMediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip.

Black Bean Dip Recipe

How to Make Black Bean Dip

  1. Preheat large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter. Saute onions and garlic together for 3 minutes or until softened and slightly browned. Stir in black beans, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder and cook another 5 minutes or so over medium-low heat.

  2. Stir in salsa, cheese, and cream. Using a potato masher, mash beans until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cilantro. Spoon bean dip into a bowl and serve warm.

That’s basically it. Serve with tortilla chips. Easy and do-able! Just how I like it.

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Holy moly was this bean dip good. Creamy and warm and just delightful! Slightly sweet from the onions, but still flavorful from the garlic, cumin and chili powder. It had an overall good texture from the beans and had a little bit of that ooey-gooeyness from the cheddar I stirred in. Just a lovely snack! My husband and I ate this whole thing yesterday afternoon. And then didn’t eat dinner because we were full. Oops. At least it was healthy!

Give this one a whirl, guys! We loved it! Perfect snack or appetizer for your family or parties! Printable recipe card below 🙂

4.78 from 9 votes

Black Bean Dip Recipe

This is a warm and spicy Black Bean Dip Recipe! Made with spices, black beans, salsa, and cream this dip is perfect with chips!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz. black beans drained & rinsed (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup salsa I used a hot salsa but you can use medium or mild
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • salt
  • lots of pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter. Saute onions and garlic together for 3 minutes or until softened and slightly browned. Stir in black beans, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder and cook another 5 minutes or so over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in salsa, cheese, and cream. Using a potato masher, mash beans until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cilantro. Spoon into a bowl and serve warm with tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 3.2mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bean dip, bean dip recipe, how to make bean dip

 

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27 Responses
  1. Rachel @ the Avid Appetite

    Wow, this looks SO good! I might be making this for my shore trip this weekend!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sheena B

    5 stars
    so I wound up using a 5% cream and this turned out amazing. Everyone who tried it loved it and came back for more!

  3. Randi

    5 stars
    I just made this. Yummy. I used taco sauce( my salsa wasnt good) and some greek yogurt instead of the cream. I reduced the cheese a lot and it was still really cheesy. I also used some other spices. Penzey’s arizona dreaming and Salsa seasoning. Delicious.

  4. Darci Cole

    I’m in a pinch, and I have all the ingredients except the cilantro… do you think I could get away with leaving it out? :-/

  5. Brigette

    5 stars
    Just made this, it was tasty! I used greek yogurt instead of cream to keep it a bit healthier. I also think you could easily double the black beans and have a healthier and still great tasting dip. I felt with the cheese and yogurt it was a bit too creamy/cheesy vs beany. Next time I will use 2 cans of beans along with the greek yogurt in place of cream!

  6. Tom Stuart

    Let me preface this question with the statement, I do not know my way around the kitchen except to find the fridge for a cold soda and the microwave to reheat stuff. That being said, I’m trying to learn some basic stuff. This recipe calls for 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Is this just the leaves, leaves and seeds or some other combination.

    Thanks!

  7. Mary Ellen Dvorak

    5 stars
    I am in LOVE with this bean dip! It’s so easy to make and sooo delicious. I can see myself making this every single week! Thank you!

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  9. Sophia

    5 stars
    I made this as an appetizer for a family gathering . It went so fast I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture! I made it just as you suggested! Kudos!

  10. Kristi

    5 stars
    I made this as a side with rice tonight and it was definitely a hit with my family! Such a flavorful dish but so simple to make. Pinned!