Hot Beef & Bean Dip

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Ground beef, red kidney beans, and cheese heated with spices to become “chili like” — makes the perfect dip for Fritos® Corn Chips!

Hot Beef & Bean Dip

Everyone needs a few good dip recipes in their life, am I right?

Ironically, with ALL of the recipes I share with you here, many of top posts are dips.


When my friend Debi, from Life Currents, asked me to join in her October Tailgating Recipes group, I knew I had to join.

Hot Beef & Bean Dip - An Affair from the Heart

Because, well, FOOTBALL, and it’s a perfect excuse to share a new dip recipe with you!

Hot Beef & Bean Dip

A couple of weeks ago, my hubby stopped at an estate sale a mile or so from our house.  I will tell you guys, that kind of thing is not my bag.  Something about going through other people’s stuff?  I don’t know what it is?  Anyway — they had an entire ROOM full of Nebraska Cornhusker Stuff.  You name it, they had it.  So, of course, he came home with a bunch of miscellaneous things, including this cookbook.


I started flipping through this treasure from 1992,  and dog-eared a bunch of recipes I want to try.  This particular one was called “Touchdown Meat Dip.”  I wasn’t a huge fan of the name, because one, this isn’t just for football?  It’s perfect for anytime, AND you could make it at home, on a grill or even over a campfire.  Two, ‘meat dip’ just wasn’t working for me.  So Touchdown Meat Dip — meet Hot Beef & Bean Dip.

Hot Beef & Bean Dip

The original recipe also called for keeping it warm in a fondue pot, which I don’t own, so this could totally be made then kept warm in a crock pot.  I liked the idea of using a cast iron skillet though.  I made everything in one pan, and we ate right out of it.

Hot Beef & Bean Dip

Ground beef, mashed red kidney beans, cheddar cheese, spices and garnished to your liking.  Make sure you grab the Fritos Scoops to get a good sized bite!

Hot Beef & Bean Dip


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Hot Beef & Bean Dip

Ground beef, red kidney beans, and cheese heated with spices to become "chili like" -- makes the perfect dip for Fritos® Corn Chips!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Beef & Bean Dip
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup hot chili sauce
  • 1 16 ounce can Dark Red Kidney Beans, mashed in their own liquid
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sprinkling of both oregano and garlic powder
  • Garnish: Black Olives Green Onions, Sour Cream Jalapenos or anything you choose!


  • Brown ground beef and onion in cast iron skillet. Season with Salt & Pepper to taste. Add chili powder, hot chili sauce and beans, stir to combine. Gradually stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder.
  • Top with garnishes of choice and serve with Fritos Scoops.


You can also prepare this and keep it warm in a crock pot.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. That dip has me drooling! I love dips, and especially the hot thick ones that I can call a snack but eat enough for a meal. I loved that cookbook too. It looks old school. Some of them are the best!

  2. This dip looks delicious! What kind of chili sauce do you use? Sriracha? Frank’s Red Hot? Or, a tomato based chili sauce like Heinz makes?

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