Perfect Game Day Dip

I won’t lie…the only “sport” I watch is auto racing, so I am not the kind to do a big Super Bowl party with a bunch of snack foods. That said, this dip would be perfect for such an occasion as the Super Bowl, so I thought it would be a perfect time to share this on the blog. Let’s dig in.

Perfect Game Day Dip

A yummy layered dip with refried beans, cream cheese, and hamburger. Perfect for snacking on during whatever big game you're watching.

I actually pre-cooked everything so the bake time would be shorter. You can obviously not do this step and you’ll want to bake it for longer. I also put the crushed chips and cheese on and baked it for 20 minutes. You’ll want to do this part in the last 5 or 10 minutes of baking or you’ll end up with over-cooked cheese.


  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1/4 tsp chili lime seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp southwestern seasoning
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 bag Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 lb hamburger (I used a 90/10 blend)
  • 1/8 cup taco seasoning
  • crushed tortilla chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium non-stick pan over medium-low heat, add refried beans, chili lime seasoning, and cumin. Cook until heated through. Stir in diced green chilies. Spread bean mixture evenly in the bottom of a 2-quart glass baking dish.
  3. Top with 1/4 bag of the Mexican cheese blend.
  4. Wipe out the frypan and drizzle with olive oil. On medium-high heat, add onions, green pepper, and frozen corn. When these start to soften, add in the garlic, and diced jalapeno. Cook until the veggies start to brown.
  5. Spoon half the veggie mixture over the bean and cheese layer.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. Stir in the southwestern seasoning, a handful of shredded cheese, and the rest of the vegetables.
  7. Spread this evenly over the veggie layer.
  8. In the same frypan you used to cook the vegetables, brown the hamburger. Stir in the taco seasoning. Add a little water if there isn’t enough moisture in the meat. Sprinkle this evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. If using the crushed tortilla chips, sprinkle this over the meat and then top with the remaining cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Serve while warm with tortilla or pita chips.

This dip was really great, especially with the crushed tortilla chips on top. It was a good mix of textures and flavors and had just the right amount of heat for me. I don’t do super spicy food.

The cream cheese layer is actually inspired by Ree Drummond’s Hot Corn Dip.


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