Cowboy Crack Dip

Cowboy Crack Dip is a creamy, spicy, and meaty dip. It contains chorizo, beans, cheese, and spicy tomatoes. It will be your new favorite dip!

Nothing beats a creamy and hearty dip that’s full of flavor. They are the best kind of dip for a party because they actually satisfy hunger. Plus, they’re delicious. And this Cowboy Crack dip is just that kind of dip.

This Cowboy dip is full of chorizo, beans, corn, spicy tomatoes, and cheese. It’s creamy, filling, and delicious. Perfect for your next big party!

cowboy crack dip

What is Cowboy Crack Dip?

Cowboy Crack dip is a hot, cheesy dip made with Rotel tomatoes, beans, and spicy sausage. Its name comes from how addictively delicious the dip is. I don’t love the name, so my family calls it Cowboy Dip. The “cowboy” part comes from the beans and spicy sausage. It’s almost like chili.

There is another dip called Crack Dip, but it’s a cold dip with Ranch and bacon. The two dips aren’t similar.

Serve this dip with a refreshing Tequila Lemonade or Frose with tequila.

cowboy crack dip

Ingredients Needed for This Cowboy Dip

  • Chorizo (or spicy sausage)
  • Rotel
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pepper
  • Cilantro

How to Make Cowboy Crack Dip

The key to this delicious dip is chorizo. Chorizo is a highly seasoned Spanish sausage. It’s packed full of bold flavor, so you don’t need to add spices. For this dip, purchase raw ground chorizo. Cook the chorizo in a large skillet until cooked through.

If you can’t find chorizo, substitute it for another spicy ground sausage. But I’d recommend adding cumin, chili powder, or premixed taco seasoning to that. Just to keep a Spanish flavor profile.

Then add 8 ounces of cream cheese. The cream cheese holds the chorizo together. This makes it easier to scoop and gives the dip its creamy texture and flavor.

Stir in a can of Rotel tomatoes. Rotel tomatoes are preseasoned and canned with green chilies. It gives the dip a punch of spicy flavor. Then add a can of black beans and a can of corn. Stir over medium heat until well combined. Keep in mind this dip is a hot dip. So the beans and corn should be hot.

Bean Substitutions

The black beans in the recipe may be substituted for any bean. I recommend using a bean traditionally found in Southwestern recipes.

  • Blackeyed peas
  • Pinto beans
  • Red beans
  • White beans

Once the dip ingredients are cooked through and well combined, add the shredded cheese. Stir over low heat to incorporate the cheese. After the cheese is completely melted, top the dip with chopped cilantro. Then serve hot in a skillet or transfer to a serving bowl.

Serve this delicious Cowboy Crack dip with tortilla chips or Fritos. Both chips provide a delicious crunch and flavor.

cowboy crack dip

What Makes This Recipe Different Than Others

This Cowboy Crack dip is different than other Cowboy dip recipes because it combines chorizo with beans and corn. I love a good hearty dip. Often times dips with just cream cheese and meat are disappointing. The addition of beans, corn, and Rotel improves the overall flavor. There is a little more spice, and more heartiness, and the corn adds a touch of sweetness.

If you added a little rice and lettuce, this dip could be a deconstructed burrito! Either way, it definitely won’t leave your guests feeling hungry.

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How to Store This Dip

This dip is best served hot, so I recommend serving it right away. If you’re pressed for time and need to make it in advance you can. Just keep in mind the flavors may change when reheated.

Store Cowboy Crack dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Leftovers don’t typically keep for longer than 2-3 days. You may also freeze this dip for up to 3 months. However, freezing food does change the flavor. So keep that in mind! Taste test and add salt, pepper, or other spices accordingly.

Reheat it in a skillet to ensure even heating. And to maintain the texture of the dip. If reheating from frozen, defrost in the microwave before heating in a skillet.

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cowboy crack dip

Cowboy Crack Dip

Cowboy Crack Dip is a creamy, spicy, and meaty dip. It contains chorizo, beans, cheese, and spicy tomatoes. It will be your new favorite dip!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dips
Servings 8 people


  • 1/2 lb ground chorizo
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 10 oz Rotel
  • 15 oz black beans
  • 15 oz corn
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese or blend
  • 1/8 cup cilantro


  • Cook 1/2 lb of chorizo over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add 8 oz of cream cheese, 10 oz Rotel, 15 oz black beans, and 15 oz of corn to the skillet.
  • Cook over medium heat until cream cheese is melted and beans and corn are thoroughly heated.
  • Then stir in 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Stir over low heat until the cheese is melted and incorporated into the dip.
  • Top with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with tortilla or corn chips.
Keyword cowboy dip


One Comment

  1. This dip looks super easy and delicious!!

    Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

    Make Life Marvelous

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