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Haystack (The Best 7-Layer Dip Ever)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my Grandma Valma's recipe that I bring to any holiday/party/shower or gathering, and it is always gone well before anything else. I have friends and relatives call and request that I bring this because they have been craving it since the last party. This is incredibly easy, but the mix of ingredients make this such an awesome appetizer. It may not actually be 7 layers, but that's what Grandma called it so I never argued! I have found that ridged or wavy potato chips are the best to go with this dip. Enjoy!!!"
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20 m servings 287
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Place refried beans into a bowl and mash until smooth. Scoop avocado out of the peels and mash with refried beans until thoroughly combined. Spread the bean mixture over a large platter in an even layer.
  2. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning in a bowl; spread in a layer over the bean mixture. Sprinkle tomatoes and green onions as a single layer, then top with a layer of bean sprouts. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 287 calories; 22.1 14.8 9.2 33 429 Full nutrition

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This was well received with the Sunday football crowd. I didn't use the bean sprouts as they are nearly impossible to find around here these days. (Something about re-calls etc...) Oh well, i...

So easy to make and so good! Can't get bean sprouts, so added lettuce instead. The first two layers just make it!! I will definitely make this again and again!

I have made this a couple of times with great success! I use guacamole & add tomatoes, yellow peppers & green chiles to the layers & extra cheese!! So very delicious!

I made this for an appetizer potluck. It was delicious. The only changes I made were to add some spices to the refried bean/avocado mix (cumin, chili powder) and instead of bean sprouts on top ...