Skillet Chipotle Chorizo and Bean Dip


If you're a fan of smokey heat, this is the hot dip recipe you've been looking for. Chorizo and chipotle peppers in adobo add a nice medium heat to this cheesy bean dip.

Skillet Chipotle Chorizo and Bean Dip
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a seasoned or generously greased 8- to 9-inch cast-iron 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 black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, chipotle peppers, and sausage mixture. In another medium bowl mash pinto beans; spread in the same cast-iron skillet. Top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until cheese is golden and mixture is bubbly. Serve dip with lime wedges and tortilla chips.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Prepare tomato mixture as directed, using any medium skillet to cook sausage mixture. Spread mashed beans in a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker; top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours or until bubbly. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 204mg 4%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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