texas trash bean dip, butter with a side of bread

Thanks to my mom for finding this easy version of bean dip! (Moms. So helpful in so many ways.)

My hubs is a huge fan of bean dip. No holiday/party/get-together is complete without said dip, but lazy me always forgets ingredients. This recipe is my fool-proof, go-to version! It’s forgiving and incredibly tasty. With just a handful ingredients I usually have in my fridge and pantry (plus chips. But let’s be honest. I always have chips), it’s so fast & easy to whip up!

Texas Trash Bean Dip

(Original recipe found here.)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
32 ounces (2 cans) refried beans
 1 oz. taco seasoning (more or less to taste)
2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
2 c. monterey jack cheese, shredded
Avocado, tomato, black olives, tomatoes, etc. optional as additional layers (post-baking of course!).
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix in refried beans until combined. Stir in taco seasoning.
2. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with both cheeses.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned.
Top with avocado, tomato, black olives, etc. to make it more of a 7-ish-layer dip.

Serve w/ Fritos (the best!), or tortilla chips. Enjoy!

texas trash bean dip, butter with a side of bread

^^ Before baking…

texas trash bean dip, butter with a side of bread

^^ & after! Oooey gooey cheesy goodness.


  1. yummy ! I make the same version but add a layer of browned ground beef on the bottom of the baking dish. Makes it more filling :)


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