Chipotle, Chorizo, and Bean Dip


Give your guests a Tex-Mex treat with a satisfying bean dip that brims with flavor thanks to pungent chorizo sausage and spicy chipotle peppers.

Chipotle, Chorizo, and Bean Dip
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • 8 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage, casings removed if present

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 - 2 teaspoon chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce*

  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (2 ounces)

  • Lime wedges

  • Scoop-shape tortilla chips or mini sweet peppers, halved and seeded


  1. In a medium skillet cook sausage, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until sausage is brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Remove mixture from skillet; drain on paper towels.

  2. In a medium bowl combine sausage mixture, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, and chipotle peppers. In a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker mash pinto beans. Top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for about 4 hours or on high-heat setting for about 2 hours or until bubbly.

  4. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Serve dip with lime wedges and tortilla chips.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 4g

*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.

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