Taco Dip with refried beans is a tasty Mexican appetizer perfect for a party or game day. Serve this cold, layered bean dip with corn chips or tortilla chips. It’s a great vegetarian mexcian dip that's loaded with flavor.
This is an easy appetizer to make and is perfect for watching the Super Bowl, this is the perfect party dip!
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What Makes Taco Dip With Refried Beans a Crowd Favorite
Everything you love about Mexican food is here! The refried beans, creamy and tangy sauce, sharp cheese, and plenty of crunchy veggie toppings, I love to use my favorite taco toppings!
What are you waiting for if you have never tried a layered bean dig? Make this Mexican bean dip for your next get-together!
What Makes This Taco Dip Recipe With Refried Beans the One You Must Try?
There are tons of recipes for seven-layer dips online, each a little different. This version is easy to make but still delivers the flavors you want.
Since this taco dip with refried beans and sour cream recipe doesn't include salsa, it tends to stay on the corn chips. Your mouth and your carpet will be happy.
Taco Dip Ingredients
For this layered taco dip, you'll need:
- Taco seasoning mix
- Sour cream
- Refried beans
- Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
- Black olives, sliced
- Green onion, sliced
How to Make Easy Taco Dip With Refried Beans
To prep the vegetables:
- In a medium-sized bowl, whip together the taco seasoning mix, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and any watery bits. Dice the tomatoes into small pieces. Put chopped tomatoes aside for later.
- Chop the black olives and the green onions into thin rounds and reserve.
To assemble the layered taco dip;
- Spread the refried beans in an even layer on the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish. Using an offset spatula can help.
- Remove the seasoned sour cream and mayo mixture from the fridge and spread it over the refried beans. Make sure there is a distinct separation between the two layers.
- Spoon the guacamole on top of the seasoned sour cream and mayo mixture. Again, keep the layers separate by not pressing too hard.
- Sprinkle on the finely shredded cheddar cheese, followed by sliced black olives, sliced green onions, and chopped tomatoes.
- Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge until serving.
Special Equipment You May Need
You don't need much to make this recipe for Taco Dip With Refried Beans, but the one item that can make prepping the dish a little easier is an offset spatula. An offset spatula will allow you to get into the corners of the baking dish and smooth the layers.
What to Serve With This Refried Bean Dip
This outstanding dip deserves fabulous bases. The go-to is, of course, corn chips. Although corn chips work well, there are so many more exciting options out there. Here are a few:
- Bagel chips are sturdy and perfect for anyone who loves loading up on dip.
- Thinly sliced and toasted bread. Artisan loaves like sourdough batards are a superb option.
- Mojo potato chips are a potato chip / french fry hybrid perfect for dipping.
Possible Recipe Variations
If you don't like a particular layer of this dip, leave it out or substitute it for another. Here are a few extra layers you can play with:
- Shredded lettuce adds a lot of extra crunch to this dip.
- Well-drained salsa, pico de gallo, or Rotel is a good replacement for plain tomatoes.
- Pickled jalapeno slices add a lot of heat to this refried bean dip.
- Season the refried beans with a teaspoon of garlic powder
- Swap the Cheddar cheese for a Mexican cheese blend
- If you like green chiles you can stir some of these into the refried beans
- Cilantro adds a unique flavor and incredible brightness to the recipe.
Taco Dip With Refried Beans and Ground Beef
Make this dip more substantial by adding ground beef to the bean layer. Here's how:
- Season a pound of ground beef with salt and pepper and saute it until fully cooked.
- Transfer the cooked beef to a colander and drain the meat very well over the sink.
- Mix the drained meat with the refried beans before building the layered taco dip.
How to Store It
Since this dip contains dairy, it is best to throw away any that has been out of the fridge for a while. However, you can save unserved dip. Cover the dip with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator, or place the leftover dip into an airtight container.
If you don't know exactly how much of the recipe your guests will eat, it might be worth splitting the dip into two separate containers.
How Long Will It Last
The covered dip should last two to three days in the fridge before the layers melding together.
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Taco Dip with Refried Beans
- 1 package taco seasoning mix
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 30 ounces canned refried beans or Frito Lay Bean dip
- 12 ounces guacamole
- 1 ½ cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup sliced black olives
- ½ cup sliced green onion
- 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
- In a medium-sized bowl combine taco seasoning mix, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Stir well, until the seasoning blend has been combined.
- Spread the refried beans on the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
- Spread the taco seasoning mixture over the beans,
- Spread guacamole dip on top.
- Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese over the guacamole, then black olives, sliced onoins, and tomatoes.
- Serve with corn chips.