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Crock Pot Bean Dip

Easy crowd pleasing crock pot bean dip recipe. A delicious appetizer with tortilla chips, or filling for making enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and more! Just throw in all of the ingredients and let the slow cooker do its magic.

a chip dipping bean dip from the slow cooker

I first made this crock pot bean dip a few weeks ago and immediately knew if was a winner. 

Simple to make, only a few ingredients, little prep work, and most importantly it tastes AMAZING! 

While I love a good sour cream chip dip or veggie dip, this bean dip was a fun change in appetizer! It definitely rivals my creamy spinach dip with how delicious it was.

The first time I made it, we served it as an appetizer dip at a family gathering and the whole crock pot was gone by the time it was over. 

I love making cream cheese bean dip in the oven, but this version is so simple because I can just throw it all in the crock pot and forget about it.

This week I’ve been loving it as a filling for burritos and a topping for homemade nachos!

It’s such a versatile recipe and can be used for all kinds of mexican themed meals.

crock pot bean dip in the slow cooker

ingredients to make crock pot bean dip

  • refried beans
  • mild green chiles
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • lime juice
  • mexican cheese
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • salt to taste

The prep work couldn’t be any easier, as it’s basically just measure and dump into the crock pot to do all the work for you!

Just add it all in a slow cooker, give it a good stir, and let it get to cooking!

refried beans, spices, sour cream, mild green chiles, salsa in the crock pot before mixing

This recipe is full of flavor, but not spicy, making it great for everyone even kids!

If you like a spicier dip, you can use spicy salsa and add in some cayenne or paprika for extra heat. 

A few diced up jarred jalapenos would really kick it up a notch too.

adding the mexican cheese to the bean dip on the top of the crock pot

What kind of cheese to use in bean dip

The recipe calls for pre shredded mexican cheese (I love the convenience factor), but you can mix it up and use freshly grated colby jack or monterey jack.

How to tell when crock pot bean dip is done

The crock pot bean dip will cook on high for around an hour to an hour and a half, and all you need to do is stir it occasionally. 

You will know it’s done when it is all hot and bubbly and the cheese is totally melted.

finished bean dip

Serve as a stand alone with tortilla chips, and use up the leftovers for any of your favorite mexican night favorite dishes!

Ways you can use this delicious bean dip

  • enchilada filling
  • burrito or taco filling
  • nacho topping for 5 minute nachos
  • in a burrito bowl

So many yummy possibilities! 

tortilla chip dipping with bean dip on it

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chip dipped in the bean dip

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Crock Pot Bean Dip Recipe

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Crock Pot Bean Dip

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

The best crock pot bean dip recipe packed full of flavor!


  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 4.5 oz can mild green chiles
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup salsa
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ¼ cups mexican cheese
  • salt to taste


  1. Add the refried beans, mild green chiles, sour cream, salsa, fresh lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and mexican cheese to a 1.5 quart slow cooker and stir well to combine
  2. Cook on high for 1 - 1.5 hours, until the bean dip is hot and bubbly, stirring as needed
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Serve the crock pot bean dip as dip with tortilla chips, or as filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. It makes a great appetizer too!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

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Ellen Steinert

Friday 14th of August 2020

Made this dip today. I substituted one jalapeño for the green Chile’s. It is one of the best bean dips I have ever had. I will make this again and again!

Sue Megge

Saturday 1st of July 2023

@Joy Shull, I just put this together and I'll refrigerate it so I can heat it up tomorrow, but I did sneak a scoopful and put it in the microwave for a quick taste test. Wow! This is honestly the best dip for tortilla chips I've ever tasted. This will become my go-to when it comes to appetizers. Yummy!

Joy Shull

Friday 14th of August 2020

So glad you enjoyed the recipe Ellen!


Sunday 3rd of November 2019

This bean dip is such a great appetizer! So flavorful and easy to make. Gonna give this a try soon. I’ve recently started to get acquainted with Mexican cuisine. Look forward to trying your other mexican recipes. Thank you for this inspiration and all of your useful tips! I’m sure they’ll help me A LOT.

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