This easy-to-make bean dip delivers HUGE flavor with Brooks® Chili Beans, tangy chipotle sauce, and plenty of cheese. A must-have party appetizer dip.
This post has been sponsored Brooks® Beans. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We are full into the throes of game season, my friends, and you know what that means – parties! And you know what parties mean? FOOD!
We love the food more than the games here in the Chili Pepper Madness household. When the weather takes a cooler turn and the weekends fill up with game day gatherings, we can’t help but get a little excited about the menu.
I’m even more excited because I already know what I’m bringing to the next gathering – This Easy Cheesy Chipotle Bean Dip.
It’s “easy” because you can whip this recipe together in about 5 minutes, then bake it for 15-20. You’re done in half an hour or less, yes, even ME, slow cook that I am. There are only 5 main ingredients plus some garnish to top it all off, and the secret ingredient that makes this bean dip truly stellar is Brooks Chili Beans.
I like Brooks Chili Beans because they have a lot of flavor built in, and that’s a HUGE time saver for slow cooks like me. More importantly, though, they taste fantastic.
So yeah! I’m in!
I picked up a few cans of Brooks Chili Beans from my local Meijer just down the road from me. You’ll find them in the “Beans” aisle about two-thirds of the way through the grocery section. I swear, I’m at Meijer at least once a week, stocking up on ingredients for our food blog (and our bellies!).
I encourage you to check out Meijer, as you can save money through their mPerks program. We use it every time we go.
Here is an mPerks coupon to save 50 cents on 2 cans of Brooks Chili Beans the next time you shop.
MPerks offer: www.mperks.com
What are we waiting for? Shopping is done, so let’s get cooking! And eating…
As I mentioned, you only need 5 main ingredients to make this creamy, cheesy bean dip - Brooks Chili Beans, chipotle sauce, sour cream or crema, cream cheese, and shredded cheese. You’ll need chips for serving, of course, but hey.
Easy enough, yes? And not much work. You just need to open the can.
You’ll get all that huge flavor from the beans. Don’t they look great? I used the mild Brooks Chili Beans for this recipe, but try it out with the hot beans if you’d care for a bit more heat.
And the chipotle sauce. It will bring a nice tangy zing and a bit of smokiness to the final bean dip. You’ll love it.
Simply add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until it is as smooth as you like it.
Sometimes I like to keep it slightly chunkier, though everything will form together nicely into a smooth and creamy dip in under a minute.
You’re already almost done.
Go ahead and pour the processed dip into an oven safe pan and top it with shredded cheese.
I used Monterrey jack cheese here, but you’re free to use whatever melty, shreddable cheese you prefer, like Colby or cheddar. No problem! Your taste buds rule here.
Finally, bake the whole thing in the pan at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, just until the dip is nice and hot and the cheese is perfectly melty.
You can serve it up right away at this point, but I like to go that extra mile to makes things look even better by topping the whole thing with diced tomatoes, diced jalapeno peppers, and some freshly chopped herbs, like cilantro.
You don’t have to! But, I’m one of those presentation cooks, always trying to make things look a little bit special.
This dip deserves the extra treatment! I know, so hard to chop some veggies and herbs. Your guests will love you for it.
Serve it up with chips during the game and watch it disappear. Believe me, it will go FAST, so you may want to make a double batch!
I hope you enjoy the dip!
Brooks Chili Beans is a hometown favorite that’s been a chili leader for 100 years. I trust them. Perfect choice for many a recipe, especially a big old pot of chili!
Don’t forget your mPerks coupon when you grab them at Meijer. MPerks offer: www.mperks.com
Easy Cheesy Chipotle Bean Dip - Recipe
- 1 can Brooks Chili Beans
- 7 ounces chipotles in adobo sauce
- 1 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces shredded Monterrey jack cheese
- Chopped tomato, peppers and fresh herbs for garnish
- Tortilla chips for serving
- Add the Brooks Chili Beans, chipotles with adobo sauce, sour cream and cream cheese to a food processor and blend until slightly chunky. Do not drain the Brooks Chili Beans beforehand.
- Pour the mixture into an oven safe pan and top with shredded cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until the bean dip is warmed and the cheeses are nicely melted.
- Garnish with chopped tomatoes, peppers and herbs.
- Serve and enjoy!