Beans and Basketballs Dip

An image depicting the beans and basketball cheese dip this basketball season - brought to you by the Bean Institute!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1.25-ounce envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans (pinto or black)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips
    • Number of Servings : 16


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Brown ground beef in skillet, drain grease.
  3. Add taco seasoning mix and refried beans to ground beef. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Grease a pie plate, spoon beef mixture into plate.
  5. Mix sour cream and salsa in a small bowl. Spoon mixture over beef and spread evenly. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes, until heated through.
  7. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve hot with tortilla chips. Hot sauce or additional salsa, optional.

Adapted from “Taco Pie” by Jean L. Stromstad, Y Cook, YMCA Fargo-Moorhead