The ULTIMATE Chili Cheese Dip – made with black bean chili, two types of cheese, and just the right amount of spice. This dip is delicious on its own or garnished with all your favorite toppings!
Zoup! Good, Really Good® provided me with product for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
It’s officially fall, which means time for ALL the game days… and all the delicious game day appetizers! Around here, we’re huge fans of dips – from Southwest Buffalo Chicken Dip to Cheesy Baked Taco Dip and everything in between. And this Black Bean Chili Cheese Dip is our latest obsession.
It’s gooey and cheesy and ready in no time, and I love the fact that it starts with Zoup! Good, Really Good® Black Bean Chili, which is made with high-quality ingredients and is kettle-cooked in small batches with no gluten, artificial ingredients, or preservatives (it also happens to be 100% vegan). The end result is amazing homemade flavor that’s delicious all on its own (just heat and eat) and as a base for this Black Bean Chili Cheese Dip.
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what you’ll love about this recipe
We LOVE this recipe because it’s so easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. It comes together in no time and feeds a crowd, which makes it perfect for game days. Plus it’s easy to keep warm in a crock pot all day long. We love serving the garnishes on the side so everyone can load theirs up according to preference!
what you’ll need for this recipe
Black Bean Chili – This recipe starts with a jar of Zoup! Black Bean Chili, which provides a delicious twist on traditional chili cheese dips. I love this chili because it’s made with clean ingredients and gives the dish a rich, smoky flavor.
Cream cheese – 8 ounces of cream cheese gives this dip a delicious creaminess that keeps you coming back for more. I used plain cream cheese, but you could substitute your favorite flavored variety if you prefer.
Cheddar Jack cheese – In addition to cream cheese, I also added 8 ounces of shredded cheddar jack to give the dip even more gooey, cheesy flavor. For most recipes I recommend shredding your own, but for this recipe pre-shredded will work just fine.
Black beans – An extra dose of black beans makes this dip even heartier and more delicious. I used one 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed.
Spices – For extra kick I added chili powder, cayenne, and dried minced onion. You could also add cumin, garlic powder, or smoked paprika for an extra flavor boost.
Garnishes – Garnishes are an optional, yet completely delicious addition to this dip. I used shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and cilantro. See “recipe variations” below for more ideas!
how to make black bean chili cheese dip
Combine the chili, cream cheese and spices. In a medium saucepan, combine the black bean chili, cream cheese, and spices. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is fully melted.
Stir in the shredded cheese. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted.
Add the black beans. Gently fold in the black beans and heat through.
Garnish as desired. Remove from heat and serve as is OR garnish as desired.
Storage & Reheating Tips
This recipe is easy to make ahead and reheat for stress-free entertaining. Simply make the recipe according to instructions and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in a pan on the stovetop or in a slow cooker over low heat.
- Substitute jalapeño flavored cream cheese for plain
- Use any variety of shredded cheese, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Colby Jack
- Omit the extra black beans OR substitute pinto beans
- Add fresh chopped onions and/or garlic
- Add 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa for an extra kick
- Top with any of your favorites, such as crumbled queso fresco, chopped onion, or habanero peppers
- Add ground beef or chicken for an even heartier dip!
more game day dips you’ll love
- Crab Rangoon Dip
- Cheesy Baked Taco Dip
- Wedge Salad Dip
- Southwest Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Reuben Dip
- Cobb Salad Dip
- Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Dip
- Queso Dip
- 1 (16 ounce) jar Zoup! Good, Really Good® Black Bean Chili
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar jack cheese
- 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tomato, for garnish
- 1-2 jalapeños, for garnish
- 1 bunch cilantro, for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, combine the black bean chili, cream cheese, and spices. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is fully melted.
- Stir in the shredded cheese until melted.
- Gently stir in the black beans and heat through.
- Remove from heat and serve as is, or garnish as desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g