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Feeling Dippy? Hot Black Bean Fiesta Dip (plus a few more dips to snack on while watching college football this weekend)

by Aggies Kitchen on August 31, 2012

I don’t know about you but it’s feeling a little like Christmas this weekend. It snuck up on me, but it’s definitely here. And we are excited!!!

Hello college football weekend!

What makes this season even more exciting for our family is that one of our very own is actually on that field – our nephew (#53!!) walked onto the team this year and we got word that he may be suiting up for this weekend’s game. After living and breathing Gator Football for the last 15+ years of my life, you can say that yes, this is kind of a big deal for our family.

All week I’ve been thinking about game day food. It’s one of my favorite “meals” to plan for and I usually opt for something more on the snacky side…like a good dip. Dips are easy to make, and very portable to so perfect if you’ve got plans to watch the game elsewhere. I’ve made this dip a gazillion times, and it gets gobbled up instantly. It’s easy, no fuss and liked by all. It’s a winner.

Now go get your dip on … and GO GATORS! ;)

Oh and all that game day food thinking was for nothing, late last night we decided to surprise the kids and bought tickets to Saturday’s game! We. Are. Excited.

Have a great weekend!

Hot Black Bean Dip

Black bean, cheese and spices blended together to make a flavorful dip perfect for entertaining.


  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained (I use Bush's Black Beans)
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, Mexican variety, slightly drained
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Toppings:
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh sliced jalapenos
  • sliced black black olives


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine black beans, tomatoes, peppers, seasonings and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese in a large bowl. Pour bean mixture into a large (I used 8x8) baking dish. Top with remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese and place in oven.
  3. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until dip is bubbly and cheese has melted. Pull dip out of oven and top with fresh cilantro, sliced jalapenos and sliced black olives. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Need a few more dip ideas for this weekend?

Layered Greek Hummus Dip

7-Layer Dip

Garlic Feta Cheese Dip

Amy’s Hot Layered Black Bean Dip

Hot and Cheesy Black Eyed Pea Dip

Barefoot Contessa’s Pan Fried Onion Dip

Edamame Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip from Baked By Rachel

Hot Sweet Onion Dip from Closet Cooking

Layered Pizza Dip from Fake Ginger

Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Mommie Cooks

Smoky Jalapeno and Tomato Cream Cheese Dip from Cookin’ Canuck

Crab Rangoon Dip from Bake Your Day

Pizza Dip from Closet Cooking

Texas Caviar Bean Dip from Reluctant Entertainer

Queso Dip from Two Peas and Their Pod


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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel August 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

This is how I feel about the beginning of baseball season! Have a great football season :) Thanks for including me in your links.


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

Ha, I bet! I think if we followed a baseball team we would feel the same…for us it’s college football and basketball, our next “Christmas” usually hits in October ;) Have a great weekend!!


Sheila August 31, 2012 at 8:15 am

This dip looks delicious. So fun your nephew is playing, how exciting is that! enjoy!


Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche August 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

This dip looks amaaazing! I love Mexican flavours, and I love a gooey, cheesy dip! :D


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Thank you! And yep…me too!!!


Bev @ Bev Cooks August 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

I. Want. 5 thousand. Bites.


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I get it. I totally do.


Erica August 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

OWWW! This reminds me of that black/white bean dip! I must make this. NOM! I cannot believe college football is here already. SO exciting that you know a player- ah! Happy weekend


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Erica, your bean dip was the inspiration for this one! (I should have mentioned that in the post, sorry :/ ) The cilantro and jalapenos up top are so so good, adds some zing! :)


Angie August 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

How exciting! Oh, can you send some of that dip over. OMG, too good!


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I might be able to arrange that one :)


Julie M. August 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

Enjoy the game Aggie! How exciting that you have family playing on the team this year. You all will have a ball. You dip is right up my alley; yum! Thanks also for the link up; I really appreciate it. :) Enjoy your labor day weekend and go Gators! (ps… don’t let my husband hear me say that, he’s a Hokie!)


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

It’s pretty great, we are trying to get there early to watch the him and the team walk the “Gator Walk”…he’s worked so hard and stayed on course and now he’s on the team, so we are super proud. :)
Have a great long weekend!!!


Zane & Van | Spicy Beautiful August 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

Beautiful family! Enjoy the Labor day weekend ;)


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Awww, thank you so much! Same to you!


JulieD August 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I love this!! Looks so good, Aggie!! :D


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Thanks Julie!


Cassie August 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Yay for football, bring it on! And this dip – holy moly, my self control is already out the window!


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm

There is no self control in my vocab when it comes to most dips.


Kim | At Home With Kim August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I LOVE College Football day with dips like this. Can’t wait to try this. You all have a blast this weekend!!!!


Aggies Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

It’s really all about the food when it comes to football days isn’t it? ;) Thanks!!!


Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk August 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Football season is my favorite time of year and I can’t wait to add this to my Gameday food rotation! So cool your nephew is playing this year!


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Sounds like a great football recipe. How fun that you were all able to go to the game.


Jamie September 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

How exciting you’re going to the game and to see Cody with the team. I’ll be watching on tv. Go Gators!!!!! And I am so making this black bean dip this football season.


Minnie(@thelady8home) September 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

This looks so delicious, so fabulous!!!!


Amy (Savory Moments) September 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mmmmmm. This dip looks delicious! Love the slices of fresh red jalapenos on top.


Katie September 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

Oh Aggie, how exciting!!! I hope he gets to play today! This dip looks and sounds amazing!


Sarah September 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Looks great. Go Gators!!


Maria September 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I have made this dip several times. It’s always a huge party hit.


Tara @ Unsophisticook September 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I am so stoked for college football season too! Sorry, we’re Buckeyes fans though. :D Your dip looks fantastic!


Cathy September 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Hi Aggie
The dip looks great, wish I would have seen it before I watched the Gator game this afternoon :) Hope you had a great time at the game. Go Gators!


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Your kids are so adorable!!


Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition September 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

Just found your blog and love it! Can’t wait to make this black bean dip- it looks amazing:)


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

How cool your nephew is playing!
This dip sounds so good! perfect with some tortilla chips!
Enjoy your weekend Aggie!


claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

Oh i LOVE black bean dip. What a fabulous tailgate idea, lovey!!


Karen September 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Loved the bean dip. Thanks.


BRee September 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Looks awesome!


bellini September 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

I can envision yoru family cheering on your team with all the passion it deserves. As for the dip, pass me the tortilla chips.


Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama September 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Yummy! I am so making this for pro football kickoff this Sunday.


Koko @ Koko Likes September 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

YUM looks amazing! Definitely going to try it


April September 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

This looks so good! Do you mash the beans when you’re mixing everything together?


Aggies Kitchen September 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I usually keep the beans whole, as is! But I don’t think it would do any harm to mash a few along the way! Hope you try it, let me know what you think!


jamie September 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I just made this today using just a little vegan cheese and no cheese on top. It was delicious! The whole family loved it. Tastes like it wouldn’t be good for you but it is!


Aggies Kitchen September 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

awesome! Thank you for letting me know! And yes…I love that it totally makes you think you are splurging ;)


Mark September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Great Black Bean Dip I want to make it for sundays game. Perfect cool evenings now. 70′s in the days here in NY too!


Tina September 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

All I can say is Yummy! Made this last night to test…..and it passed! I am making it again today to take to a Pinterest Party!!!! Thanks


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