Growing up my family and I would always go down to Old Town, San Diego for vacations. And every time we went down there, we would stop at our favorite restaurant and order the most delicious bean dip. When my little brother and I didn't join our parents on their San Diego trips, they would order some margaritas and eat bean dip and homemade flour tortillas for dinner. Now that sounds like a good time. Since I haven't had the chance to go down there since I turned 21, and since COVID-19 happened, I decided to try to remake that amazing bean dip we would get on vacations. Oh, and we also made some margaritas too.
When I first made this bean dip, I was amazed how good it actually turned out. I really thought it would take me a couple times to really get the recipe down. This recipe is seriously so simple and easy that anyone could do it! Now, it might not be the same experience you would get in Old Town San Diego, but it definitely wont disappoint you.
Heres the ingredients that you'll need:
Canned jalapeño pinto beans
Small can of green chilis
Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Cotija cheese.
Pre-heat your oven to 380 degrees F. In a large skillet, start cooking and grinding down your chorizo. When your chorizo is cooked, add in your green chilis and canned pinto beans. Mix together well for about 6-8 minutes.
In an oven-safe dish (I like to use a pie dish), pour your chorizo and bean mixture into the dish. Shred even parts of cheddar and monterey jack cheese and layer it over the beans. Place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese starts to get golden.
Take your bean dip out of the oven and sprinkle with grated cotija cheese. Add some cilantro and green onions to the top of desired. Serve with tortilla chips.
If you want to really get the best out of this dish, make some homemade flour tortilla chips! It's really simple, cut up a couple flour tortillas into triangles, fry them in some vegtable oil in a pan and sprinkle with some salt after. These chips make the Chorizo Bean Dip so much better, trust me!
I hope you enjoy this Chorizo Bean Dip as much as I do. Maybe you'll make it for your next BBQ or family get together!