Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I made this recipe for my Halloween party this year, and everyone loved it... Easy to make, and would be a great dish for the kids to help with. Let them draw the spider web on top!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 1 lb lean hamburger
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Ro-tel green chilies
  • 4 ounces medium hot chunky salsa
  • 1 (8 ounce) packagefour cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • tortilla chips or Frito Scoops


  1. On a lg. round or oval dish spread out refried beans.
  2. Fry hamburger until no longer pink, and drain grease.
  3. Add Ro-tel tomatoes and taco seasoning mix and let liquid boil out. Mixing a few times so the burger doesn't stick.
  4. When most of the juice is evaporated put the meat mixture over the refried bean layer.
  5. Spoon on salsa and spread across meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake in 350 oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. In the meantime, spoon the sour cream into a small Zip-Lock bag, and cut the corner. Pipe a large dot in the middle of the cheese, then make a line about 1" from the circle all the way around.
  9. Make another circle 1" from previous circle all the way around, and continue making lines until you are at the edge of the mixture.
  10. Drag a tooth pick through the sour cream to make a web design OR you can draw horizontal lines with the sour cream a few inches apart, all the way around to make a spider web, so you can add more sour cream to the top. I usually do it this way.
  11. I decorated the top with a little spider for added affect.
  12. Use tortilla chips to scoop up dip.


Most Helpful

Made this for an appetizer at a "harvest" party. Everyone loved it...tasted great and very cute. Used frito lay scoops for the chip...super easy and quick. I added in a can of olives between the meat and cheese. I also doubled the recipe using about 1.5 pounds ground beef and still only two cans of refried black beans...put each one in bottom of a deep dish pie plate and then layered as instructed. Baked about 25 minutes. I was suprised that the sour cream doesn't melt and spread...I was pleasantly suprised when I put it on, as the dip was still moderately warm...the sour cream stayed just perfect! Will certainly make again!

DogAndCatDoc October 05, 2007

I took this to a Halloween party last night and it was a hit! The only changes I made were that I omitted the green chilies, used a little more meat, and used almost 8 ounces of salsa. This was really quick to put together and I will definitely make this again! I made this on one of those disposable aluminum pizza pans. If you plan on using one of these pans, you'd better plan on using a cookie sheet or something underneath it to carry it because the disposable pans aren't very sturdy. Thank you for posting this recipe!!!

Chicagopm November 01, 2009

I made this for a Halloween party and it was a huge hit. Really easy to make. The only thing I did differently was leave out the Rotel, because I didn't have any. Great recipe, thanks.

jake ryley'smommy October 28, 2009

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