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Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone’s favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that’s sure to impress.

Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone's favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that's sure to impress.

Classic Layered Bean Dip

One of my favorite appetizers of all time and a major crowd pleaser is Bean Dip. The classic dip serves groups flawlessly, and it’s perfect for sports or awards show watch parties, barbecues, or other casual gatherings that are finger food-friendly.

I love getting the kids involved with making this one because it’s such a cinch and fun for them to construct. You simply layer the first three ingredients and sprinkle the rest on top to make a multi-level, savory dip for tortilla chips, crackers, or chopped veggies (cucumbers and bell pepper slices go great with it). Pro tip: Take any leftovers you might have, and spoon them into a flour tortilla the next day for homemade burritos!

What is Bean Dip made of?

This is a pretty traditional version of Bean Dip. It takes:

  • Refried beans
  • Taco seasoning
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Green onions
  • Taco sauce or salsa
  • Tortilla chips
  • Optional pickled jalapenos or hot sauce

Do refried beans need to be cooked?

Refried beans are a blessing in a can. They’re already cooked and ready to eat, which makes this dip even easier to throw together. All you need to do is mix the beans with some taco seasoning (this one’s easy to make at home and keep on hand for lots of Tex-Mex meals) and start layering in a baking dish.

Can Bean Dip be frozen?

There are a lot of textures in Bean Dip that make it not the most ideal app to freeze. If you do end up wanting to keep it longer, mix it together so all the ingredients are well combined, and freeze it that way to make a burrito filling, rather than the multiple-layer dip. It can freeze in that form for 3 to 4 months.

How long does Bean Dip last?

The flavors and textures of Bean Dip taste their best within the first 24 hours of making it. Keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone's favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that's sure to impress.

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Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone's favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that's sure to impress.

Bean Dip


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Serves 24 as a side 1x

Description

Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone’s favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that’s sure to impress.


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Ingredients

  • 30-ounce can refried beans
  • Taco seasoning (1 packet or 2 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I like to use sharp cheddar)
  • 1 to 2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 can black olives, sliced
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced, green parts only
  • Taco sauce or thick salsa
  • Tortilla chips for dipping (try these easy homemade baked corn tortilla chips)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine refried beans and taco seasoning. Stir to mix well. Spread bean mixture evenly on the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Spread sour cream over the bean mixture.
  3. Sprinkle cheese over the sour cream.
  4. Sprinkle olives, onions, and tomatoes evenly over the cheese.
  5. Gently sprinkle taco sauce or salsa over the top.
  6. Serve with chips.

Notes

  • This recipe can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
  • Sometimes, I can find jalapeno refried beans, and I love using them for a little more flavor and heat.
  • Feel free to add chopped pickled jalapeno to the top, or drizzle with additional hot sauce if you’d like.
  • If I ever have leftovers, I’ll mix it all together in a bowl and turn it into the filling for burritos another day.
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex, Mexican

Keywords: bean dip, party food, dip, tacos

Bring the fiesta to your taste buds with this classic rendition of everyone's favorite Bean Dip. Refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onion meld with taco seasoning and salsa for a festive kick that's sure to impress.

 

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This is a recipe that my mom has been taking to parties since I was a kid and I’ve been doing the same things for years and years. It’s no-bake, comes together in minutes, and everyone LOVES it. I can’t wait for you to make this a tradition food in your family as well.

This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated and rephotographed in April 2019.

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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