This is a super easy and beautiful dish to entertain with. It’s great in a glass bowl where you can see all of the layers. I prefer to make this without meat but if you would like make one of the layers ground beef or ground turkey. Just drain the meat before adding and make sure that the meat has cooled before adding all the other ingredients. Feel free to play around with ingredients, whatever works for you. This recipe is best served at room temperature, I’ll usually make it earlier in the day and take it out of refrigerator an hour or so before serving. Another thing I would suggest is to go to a local Mexican restaurant that you like and buy your refried beans, guacamole and salsa there. It’s usually the best. Sometimes I will make my own guacamole etc. If you’d like to you can double down on all the ingredients. This will probably serve 12 as an appetizer.
16 oz. refried beans
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream, I used light not fat-free
1 cup guacamole
1 cup salsa
1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
4 ounces black sliced or chopped olives
1 cup chopped tomatoes
*if adding meat use app. 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or turkey and make sure it is drained and cooled down before adding it to dip.
Layer in this order
1. refried beans mixed with 1 package of taco seasoning – I remove 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning for the sour cream, if you don’t it’s no biggie I just do it to give the sour cream a little punch
2. 1 cup sour cream mixed with 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
3. 1 cup guacamole
4. 1 cup salsa
5. 1 cup Mexican cheese
7. 1 cup chopped tomatoes
*if using meat just heat up a little bit of olive oil in pan and cook meat and drain meat after cooking. You’ll want to cool meat down completely before adding to dip.
* if you like cilantro you can sprinkle on top or sliced green onions are a nice touch
*lime wedges are a nice touch as well
Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate and remove about an hour before serving. Serve with chips for dipping and have a spoon handy to help serve it.