Corn And Black Bean Dip

Corn And Black Bean Dip Recipe
Corn And Black Bean Dip Recipe

This week’s theme of #SundaySupper is tailgating and I’m going to be totally honest here.

I’ve never tailgated.

The closest I’ve ever come to tailgating is a few beers in the parking lot before the game.

But, if I ever had tailgated, or if I ever do (it’s never too late you know), I’d like to have my Corn And Black Bean Dip be a part of the menu.

It feeds a crowd, it’s easy to transport and everybody loves it! SCORE!


This amazing dip is loaded with fresh garden sweet corn but in a pinch, you can also use frozen sweet corn when garden sweet corn isn’t available (think February for Super Bowl parties).

This recipe works well for when you’re sitting out in a parking lot on an uncomfortable lawn chair, or for when you’re sitting on your comfy family room couch with the dogs next to you, and a blanket on your lap…which happens to be my favorite place to watch a football game.

Prep time:   30 minutes        Bake time: 30 minutes    Yield: 6 cups

1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
6 ears of sweet corn, husks removed and kernels removed* (preferred), or 6 cups of thawed, frozen sweet corn.
1 medium orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can fire-roasted jalapenos
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked ground cumin
pinch cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 cup light mayonnaise
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
olive oil spray
4 tablespoons sliced green onions, white and green parts (about 4 green onions)
tortilla chips for serving

-In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp and reserve the grease.
-Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, remove the kernels of corn from the cob. *Note – I place a small bowl inside a large bowl. Slice the bottom of each corn so they sit flat. Place each cob cut side down on the smaller bowl. Then, using great care, slice the kernels off the cob. The large bowl with catch the kernels as they fall and you won’t have a giant mess on the kitchen counter (with any amount of luck).
-Place the corn in the skillet with the bacon and the bacon grease and over medium-high heat, saute the corn, stirring occasionally (approximately 5-7 minutes)
-Add in the orange bell pepper, garlic, black beans, fire-roasted jalapenos, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne. -Lower the heat to medium and stir and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
-Remove from heat and place the corn mixture into a large bowl. Cool slightly.
-Into the bowl with the corn, mixture adds the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and sugar. Gently stir to combine.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-Prepare a 2-quart baking dish by spraying it with olive oil spray and spoon the corn mixture evenly into the dish.
-Bake the dip for 30 minutes or until the cheese is all golden and bubbly.
-Top the dip with the sliced green onions, cool slightly and serve with the tortilla chips.
*Note – If you’re planning on traveling with this dish, say to a tailgate, allow it to cool uncovered for approximately 30 minutes on the counter and then cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil until you get to your destination. This dip is just as yummy hot and gooey as it is warm and not so gooey, so no worries if you don’t serve it directly from the oven.

So there you have it, a delicious appetizer that works well for any gathering you may be having (or attending). It’s certainly not just for tailgating but since it’s that time of year, why not right?

Warm Ups (Appetizers):
Game Time (Main Dishes and Sides):
Overtime (Drinks and Desserts):


  1. I've never had corn dip, but it sounds great! I'm really looking forward to giving it a try this football season.

  2. I love the idea of your dip! So many yummy flavors!!!

  3. I love corn and black beans,…and combining them in a dip sounds absolutely perfect. This looks delicious!!

  4. My kids would love this dip! Looking forward to making it during gamedays!

  5. I want to dive right up inside that dip. Yum! Love the football shape! 🙂

  6. This sounds so great!! All your glassware is cute!

  7. I think you've just shown me how to convert my husband into a corn lover–can't wait to try this!

  8. Do you know what good timing this dip is? I just got 8 ears of corn yesterday to pile on top of 3 I already had from my CSA. I'm swimming in corn right now!

  9. I love this dip…I want it now!! I also need to know how much you charge for the serving trays and the painted team glasses. I'm looking for holiday gift ideas for my fellow Texans fans, and this would be one-of-a-kind! Can you e-mail at

  10. I would NOT share this dip!

  11. Great dip! A pleaser for sure.

  12. So many lovely flavors all blended together! Perfect party dip!

  13. This dip is gorgeous. I'll just eat it with a spoon, thanks

  14. I could definitely make a meal with this dip! Sweet corn is one of my favorites.

  15. Oh, I definitely need to make this. I love corn and beans together…and everything else in there, as well. I'm making a big ol' batch of chips with this dip next week, for sure!

  16. Love your serving tray and glasses! Super festive. This dip looks great and you could totally use any leftovers on nachos!

  17. Oh yum! This looks fantastic. I love corn dips and black beans are a fav. 🙂

  18. Love black beans, Renee. Got to try this dip!

  19. Renee, this looks AMAZING. I can't wait to try it for a Super Bowl party. And I love that corn trick – it works so well. Although, most of the time, I'm too lazy to get out two bowls and do it, and then I regret it when I end up with corn everywhere 🙂

  20. Oh wow Renee this looks incredible. Yet another dip that I know I would end up eating instead of dinner.

  21. Looks delicious! I love the way you get the corn off the cob!

  22. It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because that would mean there *may* be some left for other people. "May" being the key.

  23. I'm thinking this will work just as deliciously without the bacon (I know – heresy!), cuz it's got some of my favorite flavors in there, too! Yum!

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