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California Bean Dip

California Bean Dip

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My brother's girlfriend made this dip for our Christmas gathering. I think we all turned up our noses at the way it looked and the thought of the beans. I am the one who will try anything that is different. After the first bite I was ranting and raving over it. It disappeared quickly! Serve with corn chips.

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  • Calories:
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix white corn, black beans, Italian-style salad dressing, ranch-style salad dressing, onion, hot pepper sauce, cilantro, chili powder and ground black pepper. Chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.
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This dip was a huge hit at my last tailgate party. Everyone wanted the recipe! I added diced red pepper and black eyed peas and also used red onion instead of white. Very easy and quick to prepare. Thanks!!!!


I make this recipe all the time and no one ever gets tired of it! The first time I made it, it was too runny. So, I reduced the italian dressing to 1/4 cup and the ranch to 1/2 cup. Turned out perfect! Highly recommended!


This is a very good recipe, it's unusual, and definitely a winner! I did alter the recipe a little and took the advice of some other reviewers and added a touch of sour cream - definitely gave it alot of body and fullness to the flavor. I used Kens' lite ranch which was really good, and not as heavy tasting as the regular ranch. I added some taco hot sauce, some green peppers, canned mexicorn, some cheese, and I also used a zesty italian dressing for a kick. Additionally I used some cajun seasoning for a bit of warmth and alot of seasonings. It was very funky tasting, and it is now on my husbands list of favorite dips....oh, and try eating this with ritz crackers - I think it's better than tortilla chips!