Bonanza Bean Dip Recipe

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Bonanza Bean Dip

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Lime- and jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side.

Cojita cheese is a Mexican cheese that comes in a hard, dry form or in a moister version. This recipe uses the moister, crumbly version to add flavor to an easy, make-ahead appetizer dip.

If you can't find this cheese you may substitute with Monterey Jack.

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8 - 10 (24 hour cook time, is chilling time)


35 Min


24 Hr


No-Cook or Other


1- 16 - ounce can refried beans
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 recipe lime guacamole, below
4 ounces cojita cheese, crumbled (1 cup) or 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 8 - ounce carton dairy sour cream
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 2 1/4 - ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
green onion tops (optional)
tortilla or corn chips
lime wedges


4 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely mashed
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)
1 teaspoon shredded lime peel
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Dip- In bowl combine beans and cayenne. In one half of bottom of 2-quart rectangular baking dish spread bean mixture in even layer. Spoon Lime Guacamole in other half, spreading evenly. Sprinkle both with cojita cheese. Spread sour cream over all. Cover; chill up to 24 hours.
Before serving, sprinkle tomatoes, well-drained olives, and onions over sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tomatoes. Sprinkle onion tops. Pass lime wedges.
Guacamole: In bowl combine avocados, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime peel, lime juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy