Refried Beans Dip

First, it’s almost time for one of my favorite holiday’s that I have pretty much no connection with and I’m almost a little embarrassed to admit that it’s the food that makes it one of my favorite days. And second it’s almost time for me to scamper off to Miami with  Pretzel Crisps® for the BlogHer Food conference! I had so much fun last year and I cannot wait to discover a new city this year. Of course I had to go back to one of the first dips I ever devoured growing up, refried beans dip.

Refried Beans Dip

I must have only been in elementary school, well maybe like 5th or 6th grade. Anyway, a group of girls and I were hanging out and being the silly girls that we were when the mom of the house we were at brought down some refried beans dip with gooey cheese all over the top. And pretty much I was sold. But of course now that I’ve discovered Jalapeno Jack pretzel crisps, which make my dad and Cade oh so very happy we had no choice but to pair that awesomeness with this dip.

Refried Beans Dip

And of course, being the food blogger that I am, and being married to a man that is awesome in the kitchen and suggested it our bean dip is even better than the one I had years ago. This one the beans are all zesty with some smoky spices mixed in. It just takes things up a notch and you will love it!

What Kind of Beans Are Used For Refried?

Refried beans are most commonly made from pinto beans.

A serving of pinto beans provide a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates.

Pinto beans also have 15 grams of fiber per cup.

Pinto beans are also a good source of protein.

Are Refried Beans Good For You?

When prepared without saturated fat or a lot of salt, refried beans are actually a healthy dish.

They are high in protein and fiber.

Can Refried Beans Be Left At Room Temperature?

To avoid the growth of bacteria, refried beans should not be left out for more than 2 hours.

Refried Beans Dip

Refried Beans Dip

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Servings: 4 -6 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 dashes Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese, grated
  • Jalapeno Jack Pretzel Crisps for dipping


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the refried beans, and seasonings.
  • Divide between two 6" skillets that are oven safe.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly between the two skillets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Serve with pretzel crisps!


Sub any flavor of pretzel crisps you prefer
may be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week.


Serving: 1gCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 677mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 625IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 365mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes

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