I know that a “dip” is usually considered an appetizer or maybe even a snack.
But I have to confess that this is one dip we eat as a main dish!
My sister-in-law shared the recipe with me years ago and it’s been a family staple ever since.
The original recipe calls for a can of chili – but my favorite way to make it is using left-over homemade chili. Sometimes I’ll even freeze that little bit left in a batch just to make this dip.
You can bake it, layer it in a crock pot or even pop it in the microwave. Don’t worry too much about exact measurements – just use what you have. It’s an easy recipe to double or triple if you’re feeding a crowd.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can refried beans
8 ounces sour cream
1 can Hormel chili (or homemade)
8 ounces cheddar cheese
Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking dish. Layer the remaining ingredients in order. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
Serve with tortilla chips and – if you want to be fancy – peppers, onions, black olives, tomatoes, lettuce, and salsa.
5 thoughts on “Hot Chili Dip”
MMMMM!! This is one of our favorites too. In fact, we’re having friends over Sunday night to watch the SuperBowl commercials (we don’t care for either of the teams playing) just so we can eat yummy stuff like this. I’ve got a couple of other dips on the list too. We always have Buffalo Chicken Dip too.
It was soooo yummy!! I’m glad you brought it 🙂
Yum! Your son is adding yumminess to his cooking repertoire! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us as well!
Oh this looks so good and love how easy it is… thanks for sharing! The next cold day this is what I am fixing!!!
This sounds AMAZING! I need to try this!