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Dip #5–7 Layer Bean Dip

August 5, 2011 by admin

This is that dip you have at parties and everyone eats all of it, but you just never think of making it. And I’m so glad I finally know how. It’s freakishly easy. It’s also versatile. If you don’t like a layer, simply replace it with something you do like…like guacamole or jalapeno peppers or whatever.

The quality of the dip will probably change with the quality of ingredients you use.


7 Layer Bean Dip

(With thanks to Dana and her aunt for sharing the recipe)



1 15oz can refried beans, heated

1 c. sour cream

1 .78 oz pkg. taco seasoning mix

1 c. diced tomatoes

1 4.25 oz jar diced green chilies, drained

1 2.25 oz can sliced ripe olives, drained

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2/4 c. shredded monterey jack cheese

1 jar salsa

tortilla chips


Spread warm beans on 10 inch serving platter. Combine sour cream and seasoning mix; spread over beans. Layer remaining ingredients over sour cream mixture. Serve with salsa and chips. 6-8 servings

Now, I didn’t heat the beans, because I wanted to make this ahead of time. It’s great cold. I think this is a good dip to bring to a party because you can assemble it there.

We found that the taco seasoning and sour cream was too salty. If I make it again, I’ll only use 1/2 the seasoning pack.

We replaced the jalepeno peppers with avocado.

Here’s the step by step process in pictures. (I know. It’s so easy you don’t need pictures, but I have a good camera, so I feel like I have to use it.)







We give this 4 out of 5 pretzels. Or maybe we should say tortilla chips. It’s a great dip and I know it will be devoured at the next party. Next time, I’ll definitely use the taco seasoning to taste, but beyond that…it’s great. Now I can finally make this dip. It’s a little spicy, creamy, and a little bit sinful. AND you can eat a TON of it without making yourself sick, a definite dip-bonus. I should know.


Tortilla chips


Veggies (maybe)

Or even tortilla shells. I bet this would be great in a burrito.



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