Mexican Mess (Bean Dip)

"This isn't very pretty. You can add another cup of cheese on top if you want and add veggies, guacamole and sour cream to make it more like nacho dip. I personally can eat the whole thing just like it is. Leftovers go well in a soft tortilla."
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Ready In:


  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa (I like medium)
  • 4 ounces green chilies
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded (I like a Mexican or taco blend)


  • Spray a pie plate.
  • Mix all ingredients and place in pie plate.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or hot in the center.
  • Add extra cheese and anything else you want on top.

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  1. I've been making a similar bean dip recipe for years, but never thought to add a can of green chilies ~ loved it! I served with "add ons" in separate bowls so people could eat what they wanted: sliced black olives, chopped red onion, sour cream, guacamole, pickled jalapenons, and extra salsa.
  2. Muy Bueno! This is so simple and so good. I topped this with some sliced olives, green onion, and diced tomatoes and would add sliced jalapenos next time. Thanks Cathy for a nice keeper. Made for PAC Spring 2009.
  3. Very good. like a burrito on a chip:) I added sour cream to the top. Made for Super Bowl sunday.
  4. Made this tonight, sans chilis but topped with green onions, seeded diced tomatoes and olives, then once it came out of the oven added chopped avocado and shredded lettuce. I was worried it was "too easy" but my husband loved it (and suggested adding this to our regular rota), and our 2.5-year-old loved it too (surprisingly!). Served with corn chips, would be lovely in tortillas as well. It's a keeper! Thank you!
  5. 5-Stars. This is so easy to make and so yummy. We added diced tomatoes, jalapenos and avocado on top. I can see making this often. Thanks.


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