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Pinto Bean Dip

Whenever there's a gathering, friends tell me, "Be sure to bring your bean dip!" With several delightful layers, this is more than a snack—some guests practically make a meal out of it. You'll need big chips to pick up all the scrumptious ingredients. —Claire Rademacher, Whittier, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    25-30 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork; stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and pepper sauce. Spread onto a 12-in. serving plate.
  • Mash avocados with lemon juice and remaining salt; spread over bean mixture. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning; spread over avocado layer.
  • Sprinkle with onions, tomatoes, cheese and olives. Serve with tortilla chips.

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  • gocubs38
    Jun 2, 2017

    Has anyone made this with cans of refried beans? If so, how did it turn out?

  • ccanino
    Aug 11, 2016

    Tasted way better the next day! Mix individual layers the night before then put together early.

  • gunslinger
    Sep 8, 2014

    Very pretty and delicious dip. Great for tailgating or mexican themed party!

  • BoiseNoise
    Jun 18, 2014

    One of my favorite go-to recipes for potluck gatherings . . . and sometimes at home, we just make a meal out of it!

  • raych32
    Jan 30, 2012

    This bean dip is so yummy, my co wokers beg me to bring this on appetizer days.

  • suriel
    Jul 19, 2008

    This was fantastic. Everyone at my party raved about it. I have been sharing the recipe with many friends. Thank you.Susan