Hot Mexican Bean Dip Recipe

Tailgate Bites

From the World Series to the Super Bowl to a concert in the park, there’s hardly anything that’s more American than a tailgate party. These types of gatherings, however, aren’t just about the big game or the performance; they’re about coming together with family and friends for an evening (or even an entire day) full of cheering, laughter, and most importantly, scrumptious food and drink. If you’re looking to boost your own tailgate-hosting game, check out these featured recipes straight from the arsenals of the Scenic City’s expert entertainers. 


Photography by Rich and Heather Smith


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“I’m not sure we’ve ever brought any of this dip home with us when we bring it to a party! The fresh, colorful toppings with the flavorful hearty filling always make for a crowd favorite. Everyone loves it!” – Rich Smith, East Brainerd


Hot Mexican Bean Dip

Hot Mexican Bean Dip

Rich Smith
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can seasoned black beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (7 oz.) can green chilies
  • 1 (14.4 oz.) bag frozen white corn
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Optional toppings:

  • Extra cheese
  • Fresh diced tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Olives
  • Diced Red Onions
  • Fresh or sautéed bell peppers
  • Avocado slices


  • In a lightly greased cast-iron skillet on medium, heat black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, green chilies, and white corn for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When bubbles start to form, stir in cream cheese, Mexican cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  • Heat and stir for another 5 minutes or until bubbles appear.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot by placing the cast-iron skillet on a trivet or oven-safe hot pad.
  • Add fresh cilantro and your preferred toppings and serve with a large bowl of tortilla chips for dipping.


Cooked ground beef or sausage may also be added in for an even heartier dish.
Keyword Bean Dip, beans, corn, cream cheese, Diced tomatoes, Dip, Green Chilies, Mexican Cheese, Spicy Dip, Tailgating
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