Rating: 4.76 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is always a hit at any party! My friends and family beg me to make it every time! Use tortilla chips to scoop up the flavorful layers. The dip may be served immediately, but tastes best when chilled 1 hour.

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Ingredients

56
Original recipe yields 56 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 12x12 inch or larger dish, evenly spread the refried beans in a thin layer.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the avocado and lemon juice until almost smooth. A few avocado lumps are desirable. Spread the avocado mixture over the refried beans. In a medium bowl, blend the sour cream and taco seasoning; spread over the avocado mixture. Sprinkle the tomatoes in a layer over the sour cream mixture, followed by the olives and the green onions. Top the dip with a layer of cheese.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 3.3g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 12.6mg; sodium 135.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I give this recipe 5 stars ONLY if the lemon juice is substituted for lime juice and a little chopped onion is added to make the "guacamole" layer taste like real guacamole. It is very simple to make and tastes very good if done this way. The lemon juice just makes it taste like lemon flavored avacado instead of guacamole so Do try that instead. Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2012
Recipe tasted okay I was a little concerned about the MSG in the recipe. Homemade seasoning would have made it much better! Read More
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I give this recipe 5 stars ONLY if the lemon juice is substituted for lime juice and a little chopped onion is added to make the "guacamole" layer taste like real guacamole. It is very simple to make and tastes very good if done this way. The lemon juice just makes it taste like lemon flavored avacado instead of guacamole so Do try that instead. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I gave this 4 stars because this is a real good taco dip...But please leave out the avocados..everyone at the party i took this to said it ruined a great dip.And they were scraping them off...had several people tell me that had I not added them this would have been wonderful! Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2005
We've been making this for years-we call it Mt. Diablo Dip. Its very versatile-you can add or subtract toppings and seasoning to suit your tastes. I always doctor up the beans stirring in a little garlic powder and some extra salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2008
My guests LOVED this recipe. I did make a few changes as follows: For the avocado I made a guacalome recipe and put that in it's place. I also added a drained can of Mexican Corn and black beans I also added a layer of shredded lettuce to the top under the cheese. It could have been a whole meal in itself! Wonderful! I'll keep this one handy! Thanks! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
This one is a classic that never fails to please. I made mine in a pyrex baking dish that was about 10"x10" and I felt as though 16 oz of cheese was a bit too much (I'd already grated a pound so I put it all on) I think it really depends on how big the surface area your dish of choice is. Also I would definitly suggest seeding your tomatoes before dicing them it will prevent the dip from getting wet and it will keep a lot better. This is one of those recipes I can never stop myself from eating too much of. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2007
Very good taco dip I did change just a few things. I added lettuce to the top and I used lime juice with the avacados. I took this to a party and it was the first to go! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2011
I've been making this dip for years it actually gets invited to parties before I do. I mix some salsa in with the refried beans before layering. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
I have made this for years and people absolutely love it. As for leaving out the avocados...no can do! That makes it yummier. My family's version adds 1/4 cup of Mayo to the Sour cream mix...it gives it a nice tangy flavor!! Diced black olives make this extra yummy too. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2006
I used store bought (fresh) guacamole instead of the avocados and it was delicious. However after being refrigerated for a few hours there was quite a bit of juice that I had to drain off before serving. Everyone loved it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2012
Recipe tasted okay I was a little concerned about the MSG in the recipe. Homemade seasoning would have made it much better! Read More