Arribas Spicy Bean Dip Recipe

Arribas Spicy Bean Dip Recipe

Arriba’s Spicy Bean Dip brings a delightful mix of creamy beans, melted cheese, and just the right amount of spice to your table. It’s perfect for parties, game day gatherings, or whenever you need a hearty and delicious snack. While I can’t offer an exact recipe from Arriba due to copyright reasons, I can guide you through creating a similar spicy bean dip that’s sure to satisfy your cravings for something savory and with a bit of a kick. Here’s how you can make a homemade version of a spicy bean dip inspired by the flavors you might find in Arriba’s dip.


  • 2 cups of refried beans (homemade or canned)
  • 1 cup of salsa (choose your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (you can also use a mix of cheddar and Monterey Jack)
  • 1 small can (4 ounces) of diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced (adjust according to heat preference)
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


Prep the Bean Mixture:

  1. Mix the Beans: In a large bowl, combine the refried beans, salsa, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Mix until well combined. If you’re using homemade refried beans and they’re a bit on the thicker side, you may want to add a little water or more salsa to achieve a creamy consistency.
  2. Add Heat: Stir in the diced green chiles and jalapeño (if using). Adjust the amount of jalapeño based on how spicy you want your dip to be.

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Layer in a Baking Dish: Transfer the bean mixture to a suitable baking dish. An 8×8 inch or similar size works well for this amount of dip.
  2. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top of the bean mixture.
  3. Bake: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake the dip for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Garnish and Serve:

  1. Garnish: Once the dip is out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes. Then, garnish with sliced black olives and chopped fresh cilantro.
  2. Serve: Enjoy your spicy bean dip warm, served with a generous side of tortilla chips for dipping.

Tips for a Perfect Spicy Bean Dip:

  • Customize the Heat: The beauty of making this dip at home is that you can adjust the spiciness to your liking. Use a milder salsa and fewer jalapeños for a less spicy version, or amp up the heat with extra jalapeños and a hot salsa.
  • Variations: Feel free to add other ingredients according to your taste preferences, such as cooked ground beef, corn, or diced tomatoes.
  • Make Ahead: You can assemble this dip ahead of time and refrigerate it. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time if you’re baking it straight from the fridge.

This homemade spicy bean dip inspired by Arriba’s flavors is sure to be a hit, bringing together creamy beans, melted cheese, and just the right level of spice for a crowd-pleasing snack.

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