Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip

Chili cheese black bean dip with tortilla chips.

Wait, Christmas is over already? Hmmph.

So, like, is it New Year’s yet? And can we still hang out and have parties all week? And where’s the Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip?

But first, you know you’re a food blogger when your computer desktop looks like this:

Desktop on a computer.

This is a shameful moment for me. Not the fact that my desktop is covered with variations of dip1, dip2, and dip3 files swimming in between veggie lasagna and pretzel bites.

Cause I actually kind of like that, in a weird unorganized bloggy way.

What’s shameful is that this dip rightfully belongs in the mini-crockpot.

Chili cheese black bean dip served with tortilla chips.

The real reason there is no mini-crockpot making an appearance in these photos is because I was too lazy to wash dishes. Again.

Also, mini-crockpots have high potential for awkward food photos. You know the type. Awkward family photos, awkward pet photos, etc. etc. That reminds me: have you seen Sketchy Santas? You need to. Like, yesterday.

But back to the Mini. There’s just something about a mini-appliance that plugs in and keeps your Chili Cheese Black Bean dip perfectly warm and melty that you can’t not love. It almost kinda makes you want to jump right in and stay a while. Orrrr for the rest of your life.

Chili cheese black bean dip with tortilla chips.

PS. I used my regular slow cooker for this recipe which is a Crock-Pot that I’ve had for the last five years. SO MUCH FOOD has come out of that thing over the life of this blog which is pretty impressive for a $28 kitchen appliance.

Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip

Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip


This chili cheese black bean dip is always a hit! Made in a mini-crockpot and served with tortilla chips. Party food with just 5 ingredients!


  • 3 cups prepared chili, or 2 cans
  • 1 block cream cheese (I used light)
  • 3 oz. Velveeta cheese
  • 1 can black beans
  • chili powder, cumin, or cayenne to taste
  • cilantro for topping
  • tortilla chips for dipping


  1. In microwaveable safe bowl, melt first 3 ingredients. Stir well until blended together. Add black beans and seasoning, if desired.
  2. Transfer to a mini-crockpot for serving. Serve with cilantro and chips!


I didn’t need to season mine at all – it just depends on the type of chili you’re using and what tastes good to you.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chili cheese dip, chili dip, black bean dip

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Here’s to a chili-cheesier 2012.

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