Wednesday, July 24, 2013

7 Layer Dip

Last weekend, I went to a surprise party for our friend Bette's 88th birthday.  Bette loves Mexican food, so of course that was the theme of the night.  Ann fixed enchiladas, rice, and beans for dinner, so I decided to make a 7 layer dip to go along with it.  A 7 layer dip is basically a Pyrex dish full of everything delicious.  In one swoop of your chip, you'll have the best of the best of Mexican fare.  Not sure whether to have salsa or guac at your BBQ?  Easy! Make this instead and have both (and then some).

2 cups refried beans
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
16 ounces sour cream
8 ounce cream cheese
16 ounce guacamole
16 ounce salsa
2.5 cups shredded lettuce
Large tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (4 Cheese Mexican Blend)

In a medium bowl, mix refried beans and taco seasoning.  The spread evenly on the bottom of a 13x9 Pyrex dish.

Cream together sour cream and cream cheese.  Spread on top of refried beans.

Then layer guacamole, salsa, lettuce, tomato, and cheese - in that order.  (Check out this yummy guacamole recipe!)

You can also add black olives to the top, but since I'm not a fan I left them off.

Enjoy with tortilla chips.  It's highly addictive, so be careful!  :)

Isn't it pretty from the side?  I just love it.

Making finger foods?  Buy some clear, 2 -4 ounce cups and layer a dollop of each ingredient in the cup so everyone will have their own serving!

Looking for a sweet Mexican main dish?  Try this Taco Salad.  Mmmm...

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  1. Mmm I love 7-layer dips! I love the idea of doing single serving sizes of the dip in smaller cups!

  2. This looks so yummy. I have to try this for my next party. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for featuring it Judy! You're going to looooove it! :)

    2. Do u know how many servings in the layered bean dip? I want to make it for a large crowd as an appetizer. Thanks

  3. green onions too!

  4. It is a very addictive dip. I mix the seasoning in with the cream cheese and sour cream instead of the refried beans.SO GOOD

  5. Good dip, but next time I will half the sour cream/cream cheese mixture. The guac got swallowed by it

  6. I love can I print the recipe??

  7. Great recipe! Easy and so good!!

  8. I like the way you laid it all out for us.

  9. Do you usually serve immediately? Or how long are you able to refrigerate the dip without it ruining?

  10. Hi, I found you on google search. I am publishing my Aunt's Tex Mex recipe and I needed a picture. Your's matches, I am requesting permission to use your pic and i will link it back to your blog post. Your recipe is different and can't wait to try it with cream cheese Yum. I am making my dip this weekend, but wanted to send out my newsletter with a pic of dip. Have a Happy 4th of July weekend. Cheryl