Real Texas Bean Dip

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By CaroleCox Drennan
from Abilene, TX

My family likes bean dip and tortillas chips with Mexican meals or as a snack. Canned bean dip does not have enough flavor for us, and is very expensive. I experimented until I came up with this recipe, and vary it sometimes with minced fresh onion, chopped fresh cilantro, and diced avocado. I am presenting the basic recipe hoping your family will suggest additions, as mine will do.

serves Makes about 8 cups
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   3 can(s)
    refried beans, 15 oz.
  •   2 to 4
    chipotles in adobo sauce
  •   2 Tbsp
    vinegar or juice from canned jalapenos
  •   2 tsp
    each salt, pepper and chili powder
  •   1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  •   1/2 tsp
    liquid smoke sauce
  •   1/4 c
    bacon drippings

How To Make

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients in bowl of food processor. Pulse until well blended and smooth.
  • 2
    Store in refrigerator in containers that seal. May be warmed in microwave or served at room temperature.
  • 3
    When tasting for seasonings, you may want to add a bit more of the adobo sauce from the canned chipotles. It has a wonderful flavor. Save the remainder of the contents of the can by placing in a freezer bag and store in freezer.