Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips

07.21.2014

On occasion, I’ve been known to make 7 layer dip for dinner. That’s just how much I love the stuff. It’s been a long time family favorite so when I saw these individual servings from The Girl Who Ate Everything I knew I’d have to try it (and I saw those three years ago and I still haven’t forgotten about them, genius idea for sure). Good bye messy scooping and double dippers!

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Their perfect individual serving size makes these perfect for a party and this recipe could easily be doubled. You can also adjust it to suit your taste, like for me personally I prefer it without the salsa because that’s they way my family has always made 7 Layer Bean Dip. I just like to focus on the fresh tomatoes and feel the salsa isn’t needed but that’s just me. Make them how you like and enjoy!

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Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips

4 from 1 vote

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can refried beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning , recipe follows in notes (or to taste)
  • 3 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup thick and chunky salsa (optional, I prefer it without)
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes , diced
  • 2/3 cup black olives , diced
  • 2 - 3 green onions , diced
  • Also needed , 8 (9 oz) cups

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, using a fork, stir together refried beans with 2 Tbsp water (or more to reach desired consistency. You don't want them to be runny but not so thick they'll break the chips either). Mix in taco seasoning.
  2. Peel and core avocados and mash with lime juice to reach desired texture, while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To assemble:
  4. Add a heaping spoonful of the bean mixture to the bottom of cup (careful not to smear it along the edges or you'll mess up the look of the layers. It doesn't have to be perfect and you can wipe it of with a damp paper towel as needed) then spread into an even layer using the back of a spoon. Add a heaping spoonful of the avocado mixture over bean layer and spread into an even layer, then follow with a layer of a spoonful of sour cream (spread) then a spoonful of salsa if using (spread). Sprinkle with a layer of cheese, then finish by layering tomatoes, black olives and green onions. Store in refrigerator and serve with tortilla chips.
  5. Recipe Source: adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Recipe Notes

For the tacos seasoning: in a bowl combine 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper. Use what is needed then store remainder in an airtight container for another use.

25 comments

  • Beth Marshall: Made this for a party and they were a big hit! Everyone liked the way they looked but struggled with how to eat it and get all the layers. Also, most people dumped it on a plate and split it between two or more of them b/c it was difficult to get to all the layers. So, they looked pretty and got eaten but were difficult to manage when trying to get to all the layers. November 10, 2017 at 2:12pm Reply

  • Janet: What a great idea! Looks and taste wonderful. January 17, 2017 at 1:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Janet! January 31, 2017 at 11:41am Reply

  • Susan Brookshire: This is an older post but I thought I’d add a note anyway. I made these for a shower this weekend and they were a hit! For future reference, if you layer the guacamole in the middle of the dip – it will stay green for several day, so you can make the individual servings a day in advance.. I had a couple of leftover cups and the dip was still good – and the guacamole still green – after 4 days! October 7, 2016 at 8:25am Reply

  • MaryBeth: But how do you get a taste of all of it together? Do you just dip one layer at a time? January 24, 2016 at 5:53am Reply

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