Mexican Hot Corn Dip

This versatile Mexican Hot Corn Dip is perfect for entertaining. You can spice it up as much as you like; serve it with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.

Take Me to the Recipe!

I made it at the last minute for a casual supper.  If you are in the habit of making chili chances are good you would have the ingredients on hand.

The dip itself is gluten free so you could enjoy it with gluten free corn ships or rice crackers.

The best part though is this recipe is so forgiving.  If you don’t have Monterey Jack cheese you can use cheddar or a mixture of cheddar and Jack. Don’t have black beans – you could omit them.  In that case I would be tempted to add in some sweet red pepper and green onions. You could substitute cream cheese for the sour cream but you will get a stiffer dip.

The base is really a delivery mechanism for the Mexican spices!  I have also made this with Fajita seasoning which is equally good.  Or you can refer to the recipe Note 1 for a spice mixture from your spice cabinet.

You can also customize the heat level.  The mildest would be to use the taco seasoning and omit the Mexican Green Sauce, which is a fairly mild jalapeno relish.  My husband and one guest found the heat level beyond their liking with the Green Sauce in the dip.  Others were fine with the slightly piquant level.

taco seasoning, black beans, Mexican green sauce beside a dish of corn and cheese dip

But… let me tell you about those Crispy Jalapenos  from Fresh Gourmet that I found at my Costco.  The package suggests to use them as toppers for burgers, salads and baked potatoes.  So I thought they would be a perfect fit for the hot corn dip.  They might be for heat demons but I was overwhelmed- and I can handle a fair bit of jalapeno heat.   I tried even just a tiny piece and I think I got a deep fried seed!   I can’t quite imagine them on a salad although a  jalapeno lover might like them as garnish on this Beef Taco Salad.

You could also add a bit of ancho chili powder or habanero chili powder if you want to amp up the heat throughout the whole dish.

I think this would also be good with a pound of browned ground beef in it.  That would bring it up to a main dish contender I think.  This could be a fun dish to make up and reheat on the BBQ for a casual summer supper item.  You could make the hot dip with just a basic level of dip and let people top their portion with fresh or pickled jalapenos.

I am waiting anxiously for spring weather to arrive, even though the calendar says it is spring.  And… now I can’t wait for BBQ season to try this!

 

 

Print Recipe
Mexican Hot Corn Dip
Mexcian Hot Corn Dip
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Mexcian Hot Corn Dip
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients except Crispy Jalapenos. Pour mixture into a 10" pie plate.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. If using flour tortillas, add them to the bottom rack in your oven about 10 minutes before removing the corn dip. Use a pizza wheel to cut them into cracker size pieces while warm.
  5. Serve dip warm with tortilla 'chips'.
Recipe Notes

Note 1:  You can substitute 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin for the taco seasoning.  You can add a pinch of ancho or habanero chili powder depending on your tolerance for heat.

Per 4 TBSPs

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Hot Corn Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69.2 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 11.9mg 4%
Sodium 138.8mg 6%
Potassium 106.4mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 3.4g 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This versatile Hot Corn Party Dip is perfect for entertaining. You can spice it up as much as you like; serve it with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *