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Texas Trash Dip (Easy Mexican Bean Dip)

If you like party dips as much as I do, you’ll want to bookmark this Texas Trash dip recipe.

It’s cheesy, spicy, rich, and totally addictive.

Texas Trash Dip with Creamy Cheese, Refried Beans and Chile
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Texas Trash dip (Mexican bean dip) features just a few simple ingredients: a creamy cheese sauce, green chiles, refried beans, and robust seasoning. 

It’s perfect for game day gatherings or potlucks, and it’ll definitely be the star of Super Bowl Sunday!

And it’s so easy to whip up, you can even throw it together last minute for surprise guests.

Hungry yet? Then let’s grab some chips and make this Texas Trash dip.

Cheesy Texas Trash Dip Recipe (Mexican Bean Dip)

Warm, gooey, cheesy, and beany. Seriously, where’s the bad here?!

Texas Trash dip is a super cheesy baked appetizer that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds (maybe even more!).

Since it’s meat-free, it’s perfect for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Plus, it’s full of Tex-Mex flavor. 

It’s easy to make, too. If you bake it in the oven, you’ll have it ready to go in about half an hour.

But if you want to cook it in the slow cooker, you’ll need to prep a couple of hours ahead.

Either way, it’s incredible.

Texas Trash Dip Ingredients - Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Refried Beans and Green Chiles


One of the best things about Texas Trash dip is that it uses only six simple ingredients.

And if you regularly cook Mexican food, you probably already have them in your house. 

Let’s take a look:

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  • Cream Cheese: This rich, creamy ingredient will act as the base for your dip. It gives it its thick texture and a decadent, slightly tangy taste. 
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream makes the cream cheese even creamier. It also makes the dip easier to work with and easier to scoop.
  • Refried Beans: The beans add protein, flavor, and heartiness.
  • Chopped Green Chiles: These give the dip its signature zing without adding a ton of heat. 
  • Taco Seasoning: McCormick® is my favorite because it’s slightly spicy and perfectly blended for that signature Tex-Mex flavor. However, you can use whatever taco seasoning you prefer.
  • Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese: You can’t have a cheese dip without plenty of cheese! You’ll add this into the dip and on top of it to make it extra gooey.

You can also top the dip with flavorful toppings, such as:

  • Chives
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Sweet corn kernels
  • Extra sour cream
  • Hot sauce

How to Store Leftover Texas Trash Dip

It’s hard to imagine any of this dip being leftover. My family always devours every last bite.

But if you do have leftovers, that’s no problem.

Allow the dip to cool completely. Then, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 4 days. 

Reheat it in the microwave in 30-second intervals. 

Unfortunately, I don’t recommend freezing any leftovers. The dip’s consistency and texture would likely break down when you thaw it. 

Close up Of a Chip Scooping Texas Trash Dip

What to Serve with Texas Trash Dip 

You can serve anything you like with Texas Trash dip. But the go-to for most people is a crunchy, salty bag of tortilla chips. 

However, it also tastes excellent with Fritos, savory pita chips, pretzels, or pretzel crisps.

Certain raw veggies work well, too, as do toasted baguette pieces and crackers. 

You could even make garlicky bread bites to serve with it if you like. 

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Rotel Dip
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Texas Trash Dip (Easy Mexican Bean Dip)



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If you like party dips as much as I do, you’ll want to bookmark this Texas Trash Dip recipe. It’s cheesy, spicy, rich, and totally addictive.


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans refried beans

  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning

  • 4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C) and spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a large microwave-safe bowl. Then, cook for 1 minute on high or until the cream cheese is soft.
  • Mix the cream cheese and sour cream thoroughly with a whisk until it’s a smooth and uniform consistency.
  • Add the refried beans, green chiles, seasoning mix, and two cups of the Mexican blend cheese. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  • Spread the mixture over the baking dish, and be sure to make it flat. Then, add the rest of the Mexican blend cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted.
  • Serve with your choice of tortilla chips, Fritos, fresh veggies, etc. Enjoy!
  • Optional Cooking Method: Slow Cooker Texas Trash Dip
  • Follow steps 2, 3, and 4 from the recipe above.
  • Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the mixture to the slow cooker, followed by the remaining Mexican cheese blend on top.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook the dip for 3 to 4 hours on low.
  • The dip is ready when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75°C).
  • Serve and enjoy!
Texas Trash Dip

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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