Mom’s Bean Dip

I have a fairly large family: 2 parents + 3 brothers + me. Add in sister-in-laws and niece and nephews and our family of 6 quickly grows. When I was younger – my entire family would all gather for the holidays at my parent’s house.

With a huge crew and being budget-conscious, you’ve got to serve something amazing, something that will feed a lot of people, and something inexpensive. Bonus if it’s not labor-intensive. Enter my mom’s bean dip. This dip (served with chips) was the fan favorite at many parties and something that was a show stopper.

Guys – you’re in for a real treat.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 1 can (16 oz) chili with beans
  • 1 can (16 oz) chili without beans
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 bag (2 cups) shredded cheese


Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add diced onions and cook until tender over medium heat – about 10 minutes. Don’t burn or brown.

Add ground beef and cook until browned. Pour off excess grease.

Add in taco seasoning and mix well.

Add each can of beans. Stir until well mixed. It helps to keep over heat.

Add ketchup and garlic. Mix well. Pour in cheese and cook until cheese is melted.

Serve warm and with chips.

Serve in crockpot of directly from stove. Recipe doubles really well and bean dip can be frozen for 6 months.


Xo love Kim


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