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Pinto Bean Dip Recipe
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Pinto Bean Dip

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"Just like the bean dip you buy in the store but a lot less expensive. The heat can be easily controlled."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place pinto beans, vinegar, jalapeno pepper, salt, sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a food processor; blend until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2014

My son is addicted to the Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos recipe on this site, so I always have tortilla chips on hand. I was looking for something else to go with the chips -- I love nachos, but unlike Mr. Pickypants, I get tired of them -- and found this recipe. I followed the recipe almost exactly -- I have no tolerance for heat in my food, so I omitted the jalapenos (and indeed, that mere 1/8 t. of cayenne was at my threshold!). This dip is light and flavorful, nothing like the heavy, pasty stuff that comes in a can; and it took just a few minutes to make! Thanks, PresidentJim; you have my vote! 3/10/2014: Just a couple of notes: If you drain the beans well, you will get a thicker dip. And although you will think it needs salt, don't do it! You'll get plenty of salt from the chips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 13, 2014

It was good, but way too salty for me. I would recommend cutting the salt in half at the least maybe even to 1/4 tsp and taste it before adding more. If you want heat add half a jalapeño seeded and diced.


14 Ratings

Nov 03, 2013

This dip is wonderful! My hubby loved it! I did add 2 roasted green chilies, 1/8 tsp. of garlic salt and a pinch of cumin. No more buying the little can of bean dip!

Sep 20, 2014

Great flavor but way too salty. Next time I won't add the salt.

Jun 28, 2014

This was a very simple recipe, I like that part. The suggested amount of salt was WAY TOO MUCH, in my opinion. I'd cut it in half, if not more. I didn't have any jalepenos or cayenne pepper, so I added chipolte pepper powder. I put some cheese on top and microwaved it for about 30-45 seconds and I've got a delicious, cheap, easy dip!

Jun 01, 2014

Excellent! So much cheaper to make than the canned stuff you can buy in the store and so much better. Definitely worth your time to make this!

Apr 09, 2015

Very good! I didn't have onion powder so I used dried onions and since I made this for my littles I completely nixed the hot peppers. There's still a mild kick with the paprika and cayenne, so it was perfect! I'm very pleased with this recipe and will for sure be making it again! Thanks

Mar 09, 2015

It was good, just too salty. I used half the salt and jalapeño juice instead of vinegar and it was great! I garnished it with fresh cilantro and paprika.


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  • Calories
  • 46 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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