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There’s something about cooler weather, fall, and football that always has me craving this Bean Dip.

It’s a no-frills sort of dip that always seems to disappear in the blink of an eye. A while back, as we were getting ready for watching an afternoon game, I decided to change how I served my bean dip from one large platter to small, wide-mouthed individual jars that guests could serve themselves.

I served a large salad, grilled chicken, pulled pork, and a few other sides but the bean dip actually turned into one of the most requested dishes of the day!

The best part? It took all of 5 minutes to prepare and another 5 minutes or so to place in the jars.

This humble bean dip turned into so much more and went perfectly with all of the other items served that day. But honestly, I think bean dip and a chip are about all I need.

Here’s the recipe for my Bean Dip. I can’t wait to hear how you like it!

Bean Dip Recipe

Appetizers 10 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 8
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Bean Dip is the perfect quick-fix recipe for fall, football, and serving friends!


  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cheddar cheese grated
  • sliced black olives optional


  • In a large skillet, add refried beans, onion, and garlic. Heat thoroughly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Layer beans, then tomatoes, then sour cream, and top with shredded cheese.
  • Garnish with sliced black olives, if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.


If serving in jars as pictured, makes 8 (1/2-pint) jars.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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Be sure to keep all of these ingredients on hand throughout the fall. You can have a quick dip ready in 10 minutes or less that is sure to be a favorite!


Robyn xo

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. We love bean dip…yummy! Love the idea of jars…..hubby hates sour cream, so perfect! Thanks for a great lil’ recipe!

  2. What a fun way to serve the dip! I love anything individual or mini; it makes them so much more fun to eat! I love this idea for taking to a football party!

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