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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)

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

Print Recipe

Hot Black Bean Fiesta Dip


  • 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


  • 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.

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

  1. This is how I feel about the beginning of baseball season! Have a great football season ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for including me in your links.

    • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great weekend!!

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

  3. This dip looks amaaazing! I love Mexican flavours, and I love a gooey, cheesy dip! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I. Want. 5 thousand. Bites.

  5. 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

    • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  7. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your labor day weekend and go Gators! (ps… don’t let my husband hear me say that, he’s a Hokie!)

    • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a great long weekend!!!

  8. Beautiful family! Enjoy the Labor day weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. I love this!! Looks so good, Aggie!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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.

  15. This looks so delicious, so fabulous!!!!

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

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

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  19. Looks great. Go Gators!!

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

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  23. I am so stoked for college football season too! Sorry, we’re Buckeyes fans though. ๐Ÿ˜€ Your dip looks fantastic!

  24. Hi Aggie
    The dip looks great, wish I would have seen it before I watched the Gator game this afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a great time at the game. Go Gators!

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

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

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

  28. Loved the bean dip. Thanks.

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

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

  31. YUM looks amazing! Definitely going to try it

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

    • 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!

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  35. 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!

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  37. 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!

  38. 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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  46. Tried it not bad! I added Green Onions to the top.. made a huge difference . Next time adding Corn to it!!