May 27, 2013

Copycat Fritos Bean Dip

Let me start off by saying this copycat recipe tastes EXACTLY like the real thing.

I absolutely LOVE Frito bean dip.  I grew up eating it and I still eat it to this day.  With a can being $3 or more and small enough for one person to finish off in one sitting, I needed a better solution.
I checked out the ingredients on the back of the can and then I set out hoping to find a copycat with the same ingredients and that I did.  

You can make this homemade version for a fraction of the cost and get twice as much.  Think about it, a can of refried beans is less than $1, you probably already have the seasonings on hand and then the jar of jalapenos was under $2 and has enough to make 10 batches or so of bean dip.  That is like a 1/3 of the cost and you get double the amount.  Don't let the cayenne and jalapenos scare you, it is not spicy at all.   
You can have a batch of this made in 30 seconds.  Now, the only problem is practicing some serious self control knowing that I can make this is no-time-flat and that I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

As an added bonus, this recipe is much better for you than other dips with all the fiber and protein you will get from the beans.
Copycat Fritos Bean Dip
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans 
5 slices bottled jalapenos 
1 1/2 Tbl. brine from bottled jalapenos
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 + 1/8 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with Fritos or Doritos.

Jenn's Notes: I made this exactly as I typed it above and it is PERFECT.


slightly adapted from: Cookin' with Cyndi

22 comments:

  1. Uh oh! I could have a problem with this. For me, this will be a "must make". Thank you!Toni

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    1. Definitely a must make!! - Jenn

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  2. Oh yay! This looks fantastic and like you, I love bean dip - it's too expensive! I'm going to make this.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I think you will love this.

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  3. I think the fact that this takes all of 30 seconds is dangerous! I could be eating this for dinner! Great recipe!

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    1. Very dangerous because it is so good!

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  4. Love it! Thanks for recipe :)

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  5. This looks great! I have never heard of fritos bean dip, but it sounds right up my alley. And the bonus is that I won't have to share! (The hubby doesn't like refried beans.)

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  6. I love eating Fritos Bean Dip when I go to the lake. But it is really bad for you. I am definitely going to try this!

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  7. Oh gurllll! Gonna make this first thing in the morning,and slap it on a homemade flour tortilla!

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think!

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  8. This is a yummy recipe, but I found it to be really salty. Maybe it was just the kind of jalapeno brine I used? I think next time I'm going to omit the 1/4 tsp salt and add it to taste after it's pureed. But thank you for the recipe!

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    1. It probably does have something to do with the brand of jalapenos. I didn't find it too salty, but I can see how others might. Thanks for letting me know what you thought - Jenn

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  9. your a goddess I too grew up on bean dip and its so expensive I just buy the little can at the checkout with my cheap fritos so Im excited to make this for my grandkids they will like it ...

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    1. Let me know if you end up trying it!! Thanks :)

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  10. This ROCKS!!! I like to dip Cheetos in it, the cheese and dip go great together.

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  11. I bought bean dip for my husband at the grocery store. It is a special treat for him. I got a can and thought..."Man that is a lot of money for a small can. I should see if I can find the recipe." Pinterest popped into my head, here I am. I tried it right away and voila...homemade awesomeness. The best part the hubs loved it. In fact we took it his family party and it was a hit. Thank you Jenn for the awesome recipe and saving us money.

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    1. I am so glad he loved it!! This is my special treat too, but I could really eat it every day if I let myself. Thanks!

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