Frito Lay like Layered Bean Dip Recipe

Frito Lay makes awesome bean dip but my recipe is even better because on top of the  beans is more flavorful goodness than just beans.  My Frito Lay like beans are creamy, zesty and can be made for vegans and vegetarians alike.

The secret to making bean dip creamy is in the milk.  Some have been known to add a little melted lard and that’s okay but milk adds a touch of sweetness and helps the beans stay creamy so chips don’t break during dipping.

Recipe: Frito Lay like Layered Bean Dip


  • 1 30 oz can of refried beans (vegans and vegetarians will want to boil their own pinto beans)
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 Tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cayene pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tsp sugar
  • Toppings

  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced white and purple Onions (half and half)
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sliced Jalepenos (optional)
  • ***Vegans and Vegetarians can substitute sour cream with Tofutti sour cream,  cheddar cheese with Teese cheese or Cheddareese and milk with soy milk .


  1. Mix all bean dip ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
    If you are making your own pinto beans then you’ll need to mash them before adding the other ingredients.
  2. Spread bean dip in a pie pan or container of choice.
  3. Spread sour cream on top of bean dip so that the beans are completely covered.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Lastly, add onions, tomatoes and black olives.
  6. Only add Jalepeno’s if you like it HOT.
  7. Dip with Frito Lay’s Corn Chips.

Cooking time (duration): 10

Diet (other): High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 5.0 stars

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2 thoughts on “Frito Lay like Layered Bean Dip Recipe

  1. LOL everyone says that. Whenever I tell people I put milk in my beans they give me some crazy looks like I suggested boiling the baby! Milk makes all the difference. I’m glad you liked the recipe and thank you for taking the time to read my blog.


  2. Your tip for using milk in this recipe is Great! I was hesitant to use it at first but the beans were the best ever, just like the canned ones only a little better. Thank you.

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