7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe

Looking for an easy 7 layer bean dip recipe? Learn how to make 7 layer bean dip using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by robertejones

Makes 8 servings



1 Heat the refried beans in a medium sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Stir in enough water to get a creamy, easily dip-able consistency, about 1/4 of a cup. The taste of refried beans is greatly enhanced by bacon fat; we'll add a teaspoon to canned beans or a tablespoon or more to taste if we are making the beans from scratch. If you don't have bacon fat, you can cook up a strip of bacon, chop it up fine and add that to the beans. If you are trying to avoid pork, note that most canned refried beans are made with added lard, so check the ingredients. You can use olive oil instead, to help the consistency of the beans. Mix in the chipotle chili powder (or Tabasco, or adobo, or regular chili powder) and cumin to taste. Note that the avocados and the sour cream will cool down the spiciness of the beans considerably, so you can afford to be a bit more spicy than you might think. Stir in salt to taste, depending on how salted your refried beans are to begin with, and depending on how salty the tortilla chips are that you are serving with the dip. 2 Once the beans are hot and bubbly, spread them over the bottom of a warmed serving dish. Immediately add the shredded cheese so that the heat from the beans helps melt the cheese. (The cheese doesn't need to be completely melted, but even if it is just a little, it will help the dip stay on the chip.) 3 Layer on the chopped green chilies, chopped avocado, chopped tomato. Spoon on the sour cream (or crema Mexicana, crema fresca, or even cream fraiche). Top with sliced green onions and olives. Serve immediately with tortilla chips

Recipe Ingredients for 7 layer bean dip

15 ounces pinto beans
3 ounces bacon, chopped
1 teaspoon of chipotle powder, Tabasco chipotle sauce, or adobo sauce, more to taste (or plain chili powder to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 Salt
1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 tbsp of chopped jalapenos
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/3 cup of sour cream
4 ounces sliced ripe black olives

Recipe Directions for 7 layer bean dip

  1. 1 Heat the refried beans in a medium sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Stir in enough water to get a creamy, easily dip-able consistency, about 1/4 of a cup. The taste of refried beans is greatly enhanced by bacon fat; we'll add a teaspoon to canned beans or a tablespoon or more to taste if we are making the beans from scratch. If you don't have bacon fat, you can cook up a strip of bacon, chop it up fine and add that to the beans. If you are trying to avoid pork, note that most canned refried beans are made with added lard, so check the ingredients. You can use olive oil instead, to help the consistency of the beans.

  2. Mix in the chipotle chili powder (or Tabasco, or adobo, or regular chili powder) and cumin to taste. Note that the avocados and the sour cream will cool down the spiciness of the beans considerably, so you can afford to be a bit more spicy than you might think. Stir in salt to taste, depending on how salted your refried beans are to begin with, and depending on how salty the tortilla chips are that you are serving with the dip.

  3. 2 Once the beans are hot and bubbly, spread them over the bottom of a warmed serving dish. Immediately add the shredded cheese so that the heat from the beans helps melt the cheese. (The cheese doesn't need to be completely melted, but even if it is just a little, it will help the dip stay on the chip.)

  4. 3 Layer on the chopped green chilies, chopped avocado, chopped tomato. Spoon on the sour cream (or crema Mexicana, crema fresca, or even cream fraiche). Top with sliced green onions and olives.

  5. Serve immediately with tortilla chips

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 136.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
374
Calories from Fat
149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
6.3g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
498mg
21%
Potassium
970mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
37.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
10.5g
42%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
19.8g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 19% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in selenium
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