This favorite Mexican bean dip gets its popular flavor from taco seasoning and green chiles baked in a mix of cream cheese, sour cream, and Mexican cheese. Texas trash dip is definitely a crowd pleaser!
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Easy Mexican Dip
I have several good friends who are true Texans. They’re the kind that are proud to bear a full-blown Texas sticker on the back window of their car (Nicole). They are also those in the group photo who throw up the Longhorns hand signal whenever a group photo is taken (Laura). It’s cute. It’s endearing. And bless their hearts, they are a proud bunch.
My sister, a Utah transplant, also lives in Texas. Houston to be exact. Home to a certain football team that just might be working their way through the playoffs and who I’m in a football viewing dippable face-off where I’m representin’ Houston.
While it’s the state that bears my sister’s address on her drivers license, after 15 plus years, I think we’ve finally convinced her and the husband that they’ll eventually be coming back home to the Wasatch front. Right, Holly? RIGHHHHHT???? Mom, Dad, and I are waiting for you. Just sayin’. #throwthelonghornsignhere
But until then…
If there’s anything that Texans are proud of—besides their sweet tea and barbecue—it’s their football. I mean, HELLO! Dallas. Houston. Cheerleaders! And FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!! Given my obsession for that show and my beloved Tim Riggins (my sleep pillow is actually named after him, thank you very much because I copied my friend Amy Shellhorn who also has a Riggins hall pass), that alone should make me an honorary resident of the state.
And if you haven’t binge watched the whole series, good Lordy, what are you waitin’ for?
When McCormick asked me to be a part of their 50 Dips campaign to celebrate football and feasting, my football-loving husband said in his best Texan twang, “Good Gawd (as I hear the Texans say)…YES!”
Wait. What? 50 dips? Yes! 50 easy dips inspired by each state, and perfect for representin’ your favorite team in or out of the playoffs. Because I have an affinity for Houston thanks to my sistah, plus my friends Laura and Nicole who always spoil the group picture, I’m going with Houston for the win.
But here’s the riff. My Cheesy Texas Trash Dip is facing off against my friend Jen’s California Guacamole Hummus, to represent Oaaaaaaaklllaaaand! Are you kidding me right now? That’s my team across the Bay of SF. San Francisco. My fave team who totally miffed it. And my man @saltcityjefes 2nd round choice. It could come down to a battle. Online AND off.
Either which way, this dip is making it allllll good.
I took McCormick’s original recipe and gave it a tweak. The Mexican seasoning delivers thanks to a packet of McCormick Taco Seasoning. I made this dip my own by adding more chiles to the mix. Yaaaas. More chiles! Because in Texas—as I’ve been
reprimanded told—they like their spice—and so do I.
This seriously could be one of the easiest dips you’ll ever make—and the first one everyone will be raving about. My Texan friend Nicole said her mom used to make a version of this dip by adding the refried beans and sour cream to the blender, then slathering in a pan and baking. Which is all well and good except Nicole wanted to present that fancy 7 layer dip all the kids in the ’80s were raving about.
Well Nicole, here’s your compromise. And even better than the original. Don’t tell your mom.
For presentation’s sake, I added another swath of sour cream, chopped green onions and chopped olives because I just couldn’t help myself. I had intended on adding some chopped avocado as well, but the dang thing wasn’t ripe in time, so guess what? Next time…it is.
Update: Last week my Texas-themed dip was a winner! A few weeks ago I went head-to-head with Jen from Carlsbad Cravings and her Massachusetts-themed dip Boston Baked Bean Dip. This week I’m cheering for this Wisconsin fave Beer Cheese Dip.
What’s in This Texas Trash Dip?
Cheesy Texas trash dip is essentially a Mexican bean dip with cream cheese and a few key flavoring agents. Here’s what all I used in this addicting dip:
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Refried beans
- Chopped green chiles
- McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
- Shredded Mexican cheese
- Green onion
- Black olives
How to Make Texas Trash Dip
To make this cream cheese bean dip, simply stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, refried beans, green chiles, seasoning mix, and most of the shredded cheese. Turn mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with even more shredded cheese (I told you, this Mexican dip is cheesy!).
Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, then garnish with chopped green onion and olives before serving.
Can I Use Another Type of Shredded Cheese?
I’m sure you can! Use your favorite cheese or cheese blend if you don’t have a Mexican cheese blend on hand. Sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Pepper Jack would all be good substitutions.
What to Serve with Texas Trash Dip
Pretty much any carb-heavy cracker or chip pairs perfectly with this Mexican dip recipe. A few of my faves are:
- Toasted baguette slices
- Tortilla chips
- Pita chips
- Pretzel chips
Tips for Making Texas Trash Dip
Make sure to buy brick-style cream cheese for the heartiest, creamiest Mexican bean dip. And since it’s game day, opt for the full-fat kind.
If you’ll be serving this Mexican cheese dip to vegetarians, double check that your refried beans are certified vegetarian. Some aren’t, so be sure to read the fine print!
If you keep scrolling down through the comment section of this recipe, you’ll see some of the suggestions readers have given to make this Mexican cheese dip even better. Suggestions include: adding pickled jalapeños to the dip, topping the dip with a layer of salsa before sprinkling on the final layer of cheese, and adding sliced avocado to the dip after it’s been baked. All good suggestions!
More Game Day Dips to Make
- Cheesy Chorizo Caramelized Onion Dip
- Hot Crab Dip
- French Onion Dip
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip
- Easy Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Bacon Beer Cheese Dip
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Cheesy Texas Trash Dip
- 1 8- ounce package cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 16- ounce cans refried beans
- 1 7- ounce can chopped green chiles , drained
- 1 package McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix
- 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend , divided
- green onion , chopped, for serving
- Sliced black olives , for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Microwave cream cheese and sour cream in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until cheese is softened. Remove from microwave. Mix with wire whisk until smooth. Add refried beans, green chiles, Seasoning Mix and 2 cups of the cheese; mix well.
- Spread bean mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese.
- Bake 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped green onion and black olives. Serve with tortilla chips.
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Love your recipes. Thank you for making them easy to print….easier to make.
Yum! I’m from So Cal and have been making a similar dip for years. Mine called for 2 cans of bean dip. I like Trader Joe’s refried beans, they have a great spice, so can’t wait to try this recipe!
Thanks Thea, I think there are a lot of versions out there.
Looks delicious! Gonna make it today for a football get together also gonna add a layer of salsa under the cheese and top it w black olives scallions and jalapeños
Just made this dish, it’s great but next time I’ll add an extra pkg of taco mix. And I think this dish looks scrumptious. Thanks a lot. Also from from texas.
Recently I started a weekly ‘Recipe Roundup’ and I included this delicious-looking dip in my post this week, which features recipes for Super Bowl Snacks. I included one your photos (with credit to you) and a link to this page. And I see someone’s already followed the link! ; o )
Yum! Yes please!
Monique @ Chew Your Booze
I’m the person slurping this stuff up like water at football parties! The only thing I would add is a bit of fresh chopped jalapenos because I love heat on my dip. This looks really, really tasty though.
I’m with you Monique, I love pickled jalapeños on mine!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Oooo! I have everything to make this today! Can’t wait! :D
It looks lie throw up yuck………..
How old are you? Why make a statement at all, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all! That just shows your insecure and uneducated!
Sandee is right, it isn’t the most visually appealing dip, but it is probably delicious once you get past the visual.
Also, just FYI, before you cast aspersions regarding someone else’s education, perhaps you should spell check. The contraction “you’re” is spelled “you’re”, not “your” dear.
Sara @ Last Night's Feast
OMG This looks delish
Take it up a notch-Add a jar of hot salss under that cheese!
Great idea Mary!
Yum-O! Can’t wait to try it even if I root for another Texas team. #Gig’Em #GoCowboys!!
That works Leslie! Cheer away, just don’t forget to dip!
What is not to love?
Looks good, but when I first encountered “Texas Trash,” it was a sort of Chex mix with chili powder to give some oomph, and remained so as I found it on party tables for several decades. Google it and there are multiple versions. When did it transit into bean dip? Looks delicious, but I’m not sure it will supplant that old Texas fave 7 layer dip. No avocado? That’s what keeps the girls scooping!
Sounds good to me Janet. My Texan friend Nicole told me all about Texans love of the 7 layer dip! I’m not familiar with the cereal mix — sounds delish though and I make one similar but drizzled with chocolate. And yes, I tried for the avocado but mine wasn’t ripe yet. I’m a full on avo girl too!
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Thank you for posting the recipe, I hope, I will be able to make this delicious recipe.