Super Bowl Snacks: 9-Layer Venison Bean Dip

Venison bean dip
Kyle Galanaugh

Chances are if you plan on going to a Super Bowl party this weekend, there will be some form of this dish at the party.

It’s stupid easy to put together and you can prep it the day before and then cook it on game day. I usually bring this over to my friends’ house for the game and throw it in their oven.

The ingredients are pretty basic, but if you want to go all out, you can substitute the canned goods for 100% fresh and homemade ingredients.

This obviously takes a lot longer but it really does make a big difference, if you have the time. I went canned on this round, but regardless if you use all canned goods, or fresh, this stupid-proof recipe is one that I promise even the seasoned Raiders fan can make.

And will keep your game day guests coming back for more:


2 pounds of lean venison (or beef)
1 1/2 tablespoons of cumin
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 large white, chopped onion
Salt and Pepper
1 block of cream cheese
2 cans of refried beans
2 small cans of chopped green chilis
1 can of salsa
2-3 cups of Mexican blend cheese
Fresh jalapenos for garnish
Sour cream for garnish
Lime for garnish
1 bag of tortilla chips


Add venison into a hot skillet with spices and salt and pepper. Once browned, add onion and cook until translucent.

Do a few finger exercises to limber up those hands for an excessive amount of twisting the can opener. Carpal tunnel is the silent party killer no one talks about.

Venison bean dip


In a 8×12 banking pan, (or larger) start with a layer of cream cheese on the bottom.

Venison bean dip

Followed by a layer of refried beans, meat, salsa, green chilis and cheese.

Venison bean dip

“But Kyle! That’s only six layers!!!” I know… just hold on. I’m not done yet.

Now pre heat oven to 325 degrees and bake for 30-40 mins or until the cheese on top it bubbling.

Venison bean dip

Now add a dollop of sour cream, sliced fresh jalapenos and guacamole.

See… now you have nine.

Garnish with some fresh lime and serve with tortilla chips.

9-layer venison bean dip? Sssstop…

Venison bean dip

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock