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hot bean and cheese dip next to a bowl of low carb cheese crackers.

Low Carb Hot Bean and Cheese Dip

I bring you hot beanie cheesy goodness in the form of a Low Carb Hot Bean and Cheese Dip, perfect for those low carb crackers or cheese crisps! YUM!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 322kcal
Author Aleta


Low Carb Refried Beans

  • 2 cans black soy beans thouroughly rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 4 cups water

Hot Bean and Cheese Dip


Equipment Needed

Low Carb Refried Beans

  • Have an instant pot? Check out this Instant Pot Low Carb Refried Beans post, otherwise follow these instructions.
  • Mince the garlic and dice up a jalapeño * see notes.
  • Heat olive or avocado oil in a medium saucepan and once hot, add the cumin, chili powder, minced garlic, chopped jalapeños and sea salt. Cook for a minute or two until the spices are fragrant.
  • Stir in the black soy beans, then pour in 2 cups of water and the lime juice. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, adding an additional 2 cups of water or so during the cooking process. The water level should be just above the beans the whole time.
  • Once the hour is up, use an Immersion Blender to puree until smooth, or cool completely and puree in a blender.

Make the Dip

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whip the cream cheese until smooth then scrape the bowl and mix in the sour cream. Scrape the bowl then stir in the taco seasoning, chipotle hot sauce, refried beans then 1c shredded mexicana cheese.
  • Scrape into a 9 x 13" oven safe baking dish, smooth out so it's fairly flat, then top with 1-1.5c shredded mexicana cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Low Carb Crackers, Low Carb Baked Tortilla Chips or Cheese Crisps.


See post above for how to make cheese crisps

Expert Tips

  1. Have an Instant Pot? Follow these instructions to make the refried beans in your Instant Pot to save some time!
  2. Keep an eye on those beans while simmering- make sure the water level stays above the beans.
  3. I recommend leaving at least half the seeds to add extra flavour to your Hot Bean and Cheese Dip, but if you really don't like spice, leave them out. If you like more spice, add the entire pepper including the white membrane and pith.
  4. If the cheese isn't bubbly after the 20 minutes of baking are up, you can broil for a minute or two but be careful, the cheese will burn quickly.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 4.1 g net carbs per serving.


Serving: 0.3cup | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 16.4g | Trans Fat: 25.4g | Sodium: 881mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Net Carbs: 4.1g