Hot Bean and Bacon Dip with Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

This is a great dip for game day, potlucks, or get-togethers. We serve it with air-fried tortilla chips. Leftovers are great (but you probably won't have any) in a flour tortilla for a bean and cheese burrito, or roll it in a corn tortilla for a quick taco.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
16 servings


  • avocado oil cooking spray

  • ½ pound bacon

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles (such as Ortega®)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble once cooled.

  3. Saute onion in the same skillet until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add green chiles and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Add pinto beans; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken broth and chili powder. Reduce heat to low and mash beans. Let simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add bacon and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Layer 1/2 of the bean mixture, 1/2 cup pepper Jack, and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese into the prepared baking dish. Repeat layers.

  5. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until cheese is melted or lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  6. Meanwhile, preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  7. Cut each tortilla into fourths. Spray both sides of each tortilla with avocado oil. Place in air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 4 to 6 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more. Check your basket constantly because they can burn quickly. Sprinkle with salt and serve with hot dip.

Cook's Note:

I have an air fryer oven, which makes it easier since I can see the air frying process.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 223mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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