Vegetarian Black Beans and Cheese Bean Dip

Black beans and cheese bean dip recipe

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
498 Calories
18g Fat
58g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 498
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 15g 52%
Protein 27g
Calcium 474mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A classic and indulgent vegetarian bean dip recipe with black beans and lots of cheddar cheese. With plenty of rich milk and butter, this is not a bean and cheese dip for those on a diet, but it is absolutely delicious! Black bean and cheese dip recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.


  • 1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can green chiles (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for black beans and cheese dip
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  2. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat; add onion and sautee 8 minutes. Add garlic and sautee 2 minutes or until onion is tender.

    Melt butter
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  3. Stir in flour until smooth; cook the mixture, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

    Flour and butter
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  4. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add cheese, stirring constantly over low heat until cheese melts.

    Add milk
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  5. Stir in black beans and remaining ingredients, gently stirring until the mixture is thoroughly heated.

    Stir in beans
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  6. Serve warm with chips or crackers. Enjoy!

    Black beans and cheese bean dip
    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii