I first posted this taco dip recipe back in 2009, I think. It is still one of our favorite go-to “cold suppers”. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it and it’s so simple that my sweet granddaughters have even learned to make it! Our eighteen-year-old son or our twelve-year-old daughter and all her giggly friends can whip it up with ease and it’s a satisfying, flavor-packed treat, whether using it for a snack watching a movie or football or making it the light, “Mom-isn’t-cooking” Sunday night supper. The colors are vibrant and inviting, too, which makes it even more fun to eat. You could alter, add to, or vary the recipe so simply. We don’t typically add meat, but ground beef or shredded chicken would be a delicious layer and provide even more protein. Sliced black olives and cilantro would also be great add-ins. You could mince jalapenos or chilies to add to the sour cream layer and you could mix up the cheeses. I think Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack would be outstanding! Use you imagination and your family’s favorites. It’s a fun dish to prepare as a family and it’s even more fun to eat together! (If you’re a “visual” learner, like me, there’s a quick animation, after the recipe, to give you a visual picture of putting this together.) Enjoy!
- 1 or 2 (16 oz) cans refried beans, (amount is a personal preference)
- (1) 16 oz carton sour cream
- 1 packet (any brand) taco seasoning mix (We like 2 - 3 Tablespoons of our homemade taco seasoning.)
- 1 to 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, (we tend to lean toward the “more is better” side of cheese – lol)
- 1 or 2 chopped tomatoes
- 2 green onions with tops, chopped
- Start by spreading the refried beans onto your platter. Spread them out to within an inch or so of the edge and try to make the layer a uniform thickness across the plate.
- For the second layer, use a small mixing bowl and stir the sour cream and taco seasoning together.
- Once it is mixed, spread the sour cream mixture over the refried beans.
- Top the sour cream mixture with a generous layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Our next layer is 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped.
- Top it off with the diced green onions and it will look as pretty and appetizing as it is delicious!
- It's definitely best served cold, so allow some time for it to sit in the fridge.
- Serve with your favorite tortilla or corn chips.
- It only takes a few minutes to prepare and it is always a crowd pleaser!
- This recipe is well received at youth group meetings, football parties or snack attacks. You could easily add ingredients that your family enjoys, like black olives, a layer of guacamole, etc. Be creative and customize it to your personal tastes or just follow this recipe to the letter. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!