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Hearty 7-Layer Dip

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Football season is here, and tailgate parties are in full swing! Everybody loves a good 7-Layer Dip to munch on while watching the big game. For the beans, I usually pull some homemade ones from the freezer that I make in bulk with Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s Recipe. That combined with a substitution in the sour cream mixture makes this recipe a bit lighter than most.

I last served this at my son’s sports-themed 9th Birthday party and the boys practically licked the pan clean. I hope you like it too. Enjoy!

Hearty 7-Layer Bean Dip

The best bean, guacamole, cream, yogurt, cheese, tomato, onion dip you will ever eat
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Megan


Bean Layer

  • 15 oz. Fat-Free Refried Beans Canned or homemade
  • 15 oz. Black Beans Drained

Guacamole Layer

  • 3 large avocados ripe
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro chopped fine
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime juice

Cream Layer

  • 1 Cup Sour Cream original
  • 1 Cup Plain, Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1 1/2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Green onions green parts only
  • 2 small tomatoes

Chips for serving

  • 24 oz Corn Tortilla Chips


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together refried beans and drained black beans until well combined. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 glass pan (because it's fun to see the layers, but not required).
  • Next, combine pitted avocados, cilantro, and lime juice in a small mixing bowl and mash with a pastry blender until smooth enough to spread over the bean layer. I like to leave it slightly chunky.
  • Rinse and dry your mixing bowl and combine the sour cream, yogurt, chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt. Stir this mixture until well combined and scoop spoonfuls over the guacamole layer. Spread it smooth.
  • In even layers, top the cream with cheese, tomatoes, and green onions. Serve with tortilla chips immediately, or chill before serving. Eat within 24 hours.


As mentioned, I usually use homemade refried beans in my bean mixture. You can find the recipe I use from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe by clicking HERE.

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