Smokey Mexican Bean Dip is your new gameday appetizer! Beans, corn and peppers are mixed with a lightened up cheesy sauce, topped with more cheese and then baked to make a delicious appetizer!


This vegetarian appetizer is not spicy. Instead, it has a smokey flavor thanks to the poblano peppers and chili peppers. This is a dip that the whole family can enjoy!


If you are looking for more gameday appetizers, try my Crispy Old Bay Wings. These wings are baked in the oven and always a winner!


Smoky Mexican Bean Dip with avocados, limes, red onions, cilantro, chips and beer


The best thing about this Mexican Bean Dip is that it only takes about 10 minutes of hands on time to prepare and uses pantry staple ingredients. Make this dip and take to your next party or tailgate. Everyone loves a cheesy dip and chips!


What is Mexican Bean Dip?

Mexican Bean Dip is a warm appetizer made up of two types of beans, vegetables, cheese and warm spices. It is made on the stove using an oven safe pan and then baked to allow the cheese to melt and the dip to solidify together.


Top the dip with your favorite Mexican inspired toppings! I like to use avocado slices and cilantro. You could use fresh salsa, sour cream or Cotija cheese! The options are endless.



Level of Difficulty: This Bean Dip recipe is simple! Some chopping, sauteing, mixing and baking is involved. All simple tasks, I promise!

Taste: This dip is NOT spicy! This Bean Dip has a smokey and sweet flavor with a creamy texture.

Time: Including prep and bake time, this appetizer takes less than 30 minutes to make!


Ingredient Notes

Smoky Mexican Bean Dip Ingredients: Cream Cheese, Corn, Chili Peppers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Greek Yogurt, Shredded Cheese, Black Beans, White Beans, Red Onion, Poblano Peppers, Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Salt and Pepper




How to Make Bean Dip

  1. Chop vegetables. Chop the red onion, poblano peppers and chili peppers into small pieces.
  2. Sauté vegetables. Sauté vegetables on the stove for 5 minutes until they are tender.
  3. Mix ingredients. Add white beans, black beans, corn and seasoning (cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder). Stir to combine all ingredients.
  4. Stir in soft ingredients. Add cream cheese, Greek yogurt and adobe sauce. Stir to mix together and melt the cheese.
  5. Top with additional cheese. Sprinkle on your favorite cheese.
  6. Bake. Bake until the cheese is melted on top.
  7. Enjoy!


Expert Tips

How to Serve Mexican Bean Dip

Plate of chips with Smoky Mexican Bean Dip on top with extra chips, avocado, lime, onion and cilantro

Need a drink to go with gameday?

Try one of these:

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade (Fisher’s Island Copycat Recipe)

Chai Cider Whiskey

Kentucky Coffee with Maple Simple Syrup


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Smoky Mexican Bean Dip with avocados, limes, red onions, cilantro, chips and beer
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Smokey Mexican Bean Dip (Skillet Recipe)

Smokey Mexican Bean Dip is your new gameday appetizer! This vegetarian appetizer has a smokey flavor and comes together in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8


  • 1 Sharp Knife
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Can Opener
  • 1 Oven Safe Pan


  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Poblano Peppers Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion Chopped
  • 1-2 Chili Peppers in Adobe Sauce Chopped
  • 15 oz Canned Corn Drained
  • 15 oz Canned Black Beans Drained & Rinsed
  • 15 oz Canned White Beans Drained & Rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Adobe Sauce
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese Cojita, Mexican Blend, Colby Jack


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Add EVOO to an oven safe pan and heat to medium heat.
  • Add poblano peppers, onion and chili peppers. Sauté for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Add corn, black beans and white beans. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle with cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder. Stir to mix.
  • Stir in adobe sauce, Greek yogurt and cream cheese until dip is creamy.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is hot and bubbly.

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