Layered Bean Dip
photo by Faux Chef Lael
- Ready In:
- 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans (I like Rosarita Chili & Lime flavored)
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning (about 3 Tablespoons)
- 1 (8 ounce) box cream cheese, softened
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 1 (4 ounce) can mild green chilies, chopped
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- black olives, sliced
- tomatoes, chopped
- green onion, sliced
- pickled jalapeno pepper, sliced
- salsa (red or green)
- In a large bowl, mix refried beans and taco seasoning, then spoon into a 13x9 baking dish.
- In the now empty bowl, mix softened cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the can of green chilis. If you like it spicier, you can also had a few drops of hot sauce at this point and stir well. Pour sour cream mixture on top of beans in baking dish and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the two shredded cheeses evenly over the top of dish. At this point, you can bake the dip at 350 for about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve the toppings in small dishes on the side. Personally, our family likes it cold, and it's easier to serve cold for parties.
- If serving cold, top with layers of remaining toppings, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, Allowing it to chill for at least 30 minutes will help to meld the flavors.
- Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips or even sliced vegetables for dipping.
- TIP: I slice the toppings like tomatoes and olives on a layer of paper towels so that the juices get soaked up, and then transfer the toppings to the dish after they have had a chance to drain. This helps to prevent the dip from getting "wet" while refrigerated.
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I'm an artist and I work from home, so I love to have the smell of something delicious cooking in the background while I'm working. Cooking is the way that I show love to my family and friends -- I get that from my Southern grandma, who always made amazing meals for our large extended family. Since I learned to cook from her, I always end up making meals that could feed a small army. Down home, old fashioned, comfort foods that make lots of leftovers are my specialty. I love to eat any kind of ethnic food but I'm just learning to cook from different cultures. My favorite place in the world is New Orleans, so I love to make Cajun and Creole food. I call myself the Faux Chef because I don't have the talent to be a chef but I try really hard. My problem is, I never measure anything (thanks, Grandma!) which makes me TERRIBLE at baking.