Easy 7-Layer Bean Dip

Easy 7-Layer Bean Dip

Re-fried beans should be eaten hot or warm. To make this delicious dish, start with a layer of hot re-fried beans. Sprinkle with shredded cheese to melt it with the beans’ heat, add layers of olives, avocado, tomatoes, chilies and onions. Top with sour cream and the dish will delightfully mimic the taste of homemade nachos or tostadas, though in an easy-to-serve dip version.

7-layer bean dip

The basics for this recipe are refried beans, avocados, grated cheese, olives, chilies and olives. You can improvise the recipe with fewer or more toppings to your own taste.

easy bean dip recipe

How to Make a 7-Layer Bean Dip
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8
A simple and tasty 7-layer bean dip recipe for dinner, parties, or appetizers.
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, chopped
  • 2 cups re-fried beans, homemade or one 15-ounce can
  • ¼ cup green Anaheim chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese or shredded cheddar
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce, Tabasco chipotle sauce or chipotle powder
  • 1 tomato, seeds and juice removed, chopped
  • 1 tsp. bacon fat (optional)
  • 1½ can ripe black olives, sliced
  • Salt
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  1. Heat re-fried beans in a cast iron skillet or a medium saute pan.
  2. Stir in ¼ cup water to obtain a creamy consistency that is easily dip-able.
  3. Bacon fat greatly enhances the taste of the re-fried beans; add one teaspoon bacon fat to canned beans and one tablespoon when making beans from scratch.
  4. If you don’t like bacon fat, olive oil is the best alternative.
  5. Stir in cumin, regular chili powder, or adobo sauce, or Tabasco, or chipotle chili powder to taste.
  6. The sour cream and avocados will help in cooling down the spiciness of re-fried beans significantly.
  7. Add in salt based on the saltiness of the tortilla chips and re-fried beans.
  8. Spread the hot and bubbly beans over the base of a warm serving dish.
  9. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the beans while they are still hot so it can melt.
  10. Layer on the tomatoes, chopped avocado, and chopped chilies.
  11. Spoon over the sour cream, top with olives and green onions and serve immediately with the tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 170 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 4.5g Unsaturated fat: 5.5g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 850mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 7g Cholesterol: 20mg

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