This is a wonderful appetizer, a bean spread with a Mexican taste. It looks very festive with the red and green toppings, and it's easy to put together. Your guests will be asking for the recipe, so keep it handy ! The two cheeses can be substituted with one 3-cup package shredded taco cheese.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • First (bottom) layer: mix together beans, salsa, cumin, and garlic powder, and spread on large, flat serving dish as a thin layer, maybe 1/2 inch thick.

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  • Second (middle) layer: mix together sour cream and taco seasoning, and spread over bean layer.

  • Third (top) layer: sprinkle the cheese on first, then top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.

  • Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for about an hour. Serve cold with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

169.8 calories; 7.4 g protein; 9 g carbohydrates; 32 mg cholesterol; 432.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
I used homemade refried beans homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was ok kinda bland. Next time I won't mix the salsa with the beans it made the whole thing too watery. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
I used homemade refried beans homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
I used homemade refried beans homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious. Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was ok kinda bland. Next time I won't mix the salsa with the beans it made the whole thing too watery. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Good when fresh NOT good the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was so yummy! We had it for the Super bowl party everyone enjoyed it so much! They ask for the recipe too... Its a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a very good and easy to make recipe! We all loved it!!! I added Olives and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I took this dip to a New Years gathering last night. It was by far the most attractive dip on the table and it disappeared faster that the rest -- faster even than the similar dips. This tells me that I am not alone in thinking this recipe is "a keeper." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
YUM! what an awesome recipe! it was a hit! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very nice. It reminds me of cookouts when I was a little kid. Now I'm all grown up making grown up food. Fresh taste and full of flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I made this dip for Christmas and my whole fmaily really enjoyed it. I'll be making it again for the next family get together. Read More
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