Easy Party Dish: Cheesy Chili Bean Dip

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Ask anyone in my family what my dad’s specialty dishes are and every single person will tell you – his mouth-watering lasagna and his Cheesy Chili Bean Dip. I can’t tell you how the tradition started because it’s been requested for so many holidays for so many years. On Thanksgiving, he makes two pans; one for the family, and one for the fridge so we can have our own pan later.

It’s not difficult to see why once you taste it. It’s a no-brainer for him because it’s super easy to make. I love it, but what I don’t love is the Satan’s-fire-in-my-belly feeling whenever I eat it; and I always eat it, despite knowing what it does to me. I think we all have a dish like that, right?

Cheesy Chili Bean Dip

After I had kids, heartburn became a far more regular occurrence for me. Soda, alcohol, chocolate, garlic, even some fruits, and yes, dad’s bean dip – all cause me heartburn. What else do these foods have in common? Most of them, if not all, are traditionally part of holiday celebrations.

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A few years ago, when I had an ulcer developing, my doctor recommended Nexium® 24HR 42 ct. Tablets (though not a treatment for ulcers). I was so excited to partner with them on this post because Nexium® 24HR is a product I use because just one pill a day provides all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn, no matter what triggers it.*

This means that I’m protected from heartburn so I can savor the best of the Holidays – even my dad’s amazing Cheesy Chili Bean Dip!

Dad’s Cheesy Chili Bean Dip Recipe

Thanks to my dad, I have his recipe to share so you can see why this bean dip is the most requested dish to share during the holidays!

Cheesy Chili Bean Dip recipe

It’s simple to make and will be a hit with anyone – especially anyone prepared with their dose of Nexium® 24HR 🙂

How to make Cheesy Chili Bean Dip

In a bowl, mix together browned ground beef, a packet of taco seasoning, a can of your favorite chili, a can of refried beans, and a jar of taco sauce.

Mix well and pour into a pan. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake at 375 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Cheesy chili bean dip recipe for holiday parties

You guys, it’s THAT easy. My dad is an uber genius!

Cheesy Chili Bean Dip Recipe
Serves 10
A cheesy and delicious bean dip that everyone will love!
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Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
25 hr
Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
25 hr
  1. 1 pound of ground chuck
  2. 1 packet of taco seasoning
  3. 1 large can of your favorite chili (approx 32-38 oz)
  4. 1 large can of refried beans (approx 30-35 oz)
  5. 1 large jar of taco sauce (16 oz or greater)
  6. 1 package of cheddar cheese (as much cheesiness as you want!)
  7. Chopped green onions
  1. Brown hamburger and drain grease. Add taco seasoning according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chili, refried beans, and taco sauce. Stir in the seasoned hamburger, making sure everything is mixed well.
  3. Pour into a pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle heavily with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. Top with chopped green onions.
  1. This recipe is a very open one; very little measuring is required.
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I love this recipe because it’s easy to make and everyone really loves it. Mostly, I love that with a quick stop at Walgreens for Nexium® 24HR 42ct Tablets, I can enjoy dad’s bean dip, a glass of wine, chocolate dessert, and other heartburn-inducing foods without worrying about heartburn. Nexium® 24HR makes heartburn history!

Cheesy Chili Bean Dip Recipe for the holidays

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*Nexium® 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect. It is not immediate relief.

Which favorite holiday dish have you had to avoid because of heartburn? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving dish you’re looking forward to? TELL US!


9 thoughts on “Easy Party Dish: Cheesy Chili Bean Dip”

  • It does sound good and as is a heartburner for sure. I’m going to try it- with one change- I’m going to make sure all ingredients are ‘gluten free’. I discovered that anything with gluten does make me gas up!!
    The changes I’ll make: read labels! (I also avoid anything soy related!-gluten free might NOT be soy free!)
    The ‘flags’ in your recipe that I’ll watch include – taco mix (there is at least one brand that makes a gluten free one); shredded cheese (some have something on them that prevent caking, but makes the cheese NOT gluten free! I’ll get a block of cheese and grate it!); read labels on sauces to make sure no soy!; I’ll read labels on the chillibeans etc but don’t expect surprises there!
    If it is a dip- again I’ll read labels! I’ll look for crackers or chips that eliminate gluten (anything with wheat or flour from wheat-there are other sources!) and for me, soy!!

  • As long as the Nexium is available, put an array of different hot sauce bottles out with this dish. Some like it hot! It also makes it more fun

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