Tuesday, September 7, 2010

seven layers of satisfaction

this dip = happy, happy people.

you seriously can't go wrong when you bring this crowd pleasing fave to a get together!
i had one of our youth kids come up to me the other night and say,
"50% of the reason i came to youth group tonight was because i was hoping you would bring this dip. i love it so much. its seriously my favorite food."
i told him next time he better say he came for Jesus and there just happened to be dip.
i sent him home with half of one of the two platters i made.
thank God he plays football!
i told him for his birthday i would make him a tray of the stuff and put a candle in it.
his eyes lit up and he said "that would be AWESOME!"

here is my version of this famous appetizer passed on to me from my mamacita.
you can easily make this a 8, 9 or 10 layer dip as well by adding other goodies like jalapenos, crumbled bacon or cilantro.
if you like to add more of one ingredient like more sour cream or olives, then go for it....make it your own.

7 Layer Dip
yields :: one 9'x13' pan
{print recipe}

1 16 oz. can refried beans
1 8 oz. container sour cream
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 8 oz. or 6 oz. container premade guacamole dip (found near the sour cream in the grocery store)
1 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese or what ever you have on hand
1 large tomato, chopped
1 4 oz. can sliced or chopped olives
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped

Layer the ingredients in a 9x13 inch glass pan or onto a nice platter with roughly the same measurements. First layer is the refried beans. Spread them out to completely cover the bottom of the dish. Mix the taco seasoning into the sour cream and spread on top of the beans. Then evenly add the guacamole dip, cheese, tomatoes, olives and green onions.
Chill for a few hours or dig right in if you can't wait!
Best served with Frito scoops but just as delicious with tortilla chips.


  1. Hey, I made this while I was in the states several years back and am now eager to make it for my beau. However, I can't get any black olives and I could only find taco sauce, not seasoning. I got everything else. Will it be ok?

    1. Taco seasoning is different than taco sauce. The seasoning is a mix of chili powder, salt, cummin, cayenne pepper, and other spices. I have left this out of the sour cream and it has still come out delicious.

  2. I make a similar taco dip with taco sauce. First I blend together one block of cream cheese with 8 oz of sour cream and spread it on the bottom of a serving plate. Next I spread taco sauce and then layer your lettuce, tomato and onion. I do use black olives as well, but if you don't have them, I think you'll be fine ��



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