Fiesta 7 Layer Dip

Can I let you all in on a little secret?

Beans. They were sent here to destroy us.

I don’t like them and I certainly don’t trust them.

In fact, it would not surprise me one bit if one day a scientific study came out that revealed that the insides of beans are actually made up of nothing but pureed insects.

I don’t eat beans. I don’t put them in my chili. I don’t order food from restaurants that has beans in it. I don’t get to sing the magical fruit makes you toot song, because I never have the need since I don’t eat beans.

Oh, and black beans? They are the worst. They are like little black balls of death and destruction.

So, basically I’ve avoided Seven Layer Dip like it’s the plague, even though Mexican foods and dips are my two favorite things in the world. And then, one day I didn’t avoid it anymore. I saw it on Aggie’s Kitchen and I went to the grocery ten minutes later and thirty minutes after that I was serving Seven Layer Dip for lunch.

I won’t be eating beans in any other dish, but good gravy, you guys. Seven Layer Dip is an amazing thing.

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Fiesta Seven Layer Dip


1 can (10 ounces) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained, liquid reserved
1 can (16 ounces) l Refried Beans
1 container (12 ounces) refrigerated guacamole (I used homemade)
1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
1 can (2.25 oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Tortilla chips, for dipping


Reserve 1/2 cup drained tomatoes; set aside. Blend remaining tomatoes and reserved liquid with beans in medium bowl.
Spread bean mixture in 8x8-inch glass baking dish or round casserole dish. Top with guacamole.
Blend together sour cream and seasoning mix in small bowl. Spread over guacamole. Top evenly with layers of cheese, olives, green onions and reserved tomatoes. Chill 2 hours prior to serving. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

recipe from Ro*Tel via Aggie’s Kitchen

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34 Responses to “Fiesta 7 Layer Dip”

  1. Aggie June 19, 2012 @ 5:52 am (#

    You totally crack me up girl! I love that I inspired you to risk your life like this!!! Seriously, I’m totally honored.


    • Karly replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 8:28 am


      Seriously, you must be magic. 30 years of avoiding beans and then you came along! :)


  2. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 19, 2012 @ 7:17 am (#

    ha ha! Aggie has a way of making things look yummy :) Glad you gave this a shot. I personally could eat a whole pan by myself. {{totally not kidding}}


  3. shelly (cookies and cups) June 19, 2012 @ 7:51 am (#

    Also, did you ever think that black beans look like engorged ticks? Just another reason to adios to the magical fruit.


    • Karly replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

      @shelly (cookies and cups),

      Um, yes. Other beans have icky insides, but black beans just all around look like something you should treat with caution.


  4. Melissa June 19, 2012 @ 9:03 am (#

    First, I love beans, pretty much any kind (except field peas, because they taste like dirt) and my picky 5 year old loves them too- black beans are her favorite! Second, I have another layer for you to add to this. My SIL was the first person I knew to do this, she makes taco meat and adds it as a layer. Beef, beans, guac, sour cream, salsa ( or rotel), cheese, olives (really? You eat olives, but not beans?) green onions, and she adds jalapeños to half the pan.


    • Karly replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 9:06 am


      Dude!! You (and your SIL) are brilliant! I could do away with the bean layer and use beef instead. Why did I never think of that?

      Also, olives are delicious. I prefer green olives, but the black are okay, as long as they are sliced. Who knows what’s hiding out inside of the whole ones. 😉


  5. The Witch's Kitchen June 19, 2012 @ 9:14 am (#

    OHHHH…My hubby & boys would love this. Will have to make it for them.

    They, of course, LOVE beans too. It’s the grossest thing! They mix mac & cheese with baked beans. Makes me want to gag!


    • Paul replied: — June 19th, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

      @The Witch’s Kitchen, Of course, you’r supposed to mix Mac and Cheese with Texas Chili.


  6. Renee June 19, 2012 @ 9:19 am (#

    Wow, I could have written this post myself. In fact, I had to read it out loud to my coworker because I felt you & I are the same person. I detest beans! I will be making this recipe and of course, leaving out the refried beans!


  7. Cookbook Queen June 19, 2012 @ 9:33 am (#

    I love beans. LOVE. Bean burritos, beans in chili, black beans in mah salad, I am all about it.

    But my husband WON’T TOUCH THEM. Not even in 7 layer dip. He’s hardcore.

    That just means I will get this dip all to MYSELF!! it looks amazing!!


  8. Hayley June 19, 2012 @ 10:51 am (#

    Eeeek. Beans freak me out, but apparently I’m hardcore and risky and whatnot and will eat them ONLY if I’m not thinking about them. Like, if I think about the fact that I’m stuffing my face with spicy garbanzo beans, I’ll be like “why am I eating beans?” and then get all weird. But seven-layer bean dip? All rules need not apply. Just gimme a spoon and I’m good to go.


    • Karly replied: — June 21st, 2012 @ 5:46 pm


      I’m that way with eggs. If I pretend it’s not happening, I can snarf some down for breakfast. If I think about it? No.


  9. KrisandT June 19, 2012 @ 11:23 am (#

    Cool and naturally gluten free recipe; Mexican foods is one of my favs!
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    College students eating Gfree on a budget. We post restaurant and product reviews, recipes, tips and advice 😀


  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks June 19, 2012 @ 11:37 am (#

    It’s time for a fiesta right about now. AWESOME looking dip! I laughed when you commented on my post the other day about salmon cakes with a few beans in them (my hubs hates them) but he ate them “because they were small”. I guess they’re “small” in this dip, too :)


  11. sally @ sallys baking addiction June 19, 2012 @ 11:49 am (#

    oooooooooooh karly, a woman after my own heart! and tummy! I love layered dips. Sooo many different textures, tastes, and every bite is different! Refried beans are my guilty pleasure.. I could secretly eat like an entire can of them without even blinking an eye. Beautiful pics too! :)


  12. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 19, 2012 @ 1:16 pm (#

    This dip looks deee-vine, Karly! I could just about dive right in through your photos! Great recipe.


  13. Joanne June 19, 2012 @ 1:43 pm (#

    I think you’ll come around to beans eventually…this is just the gateway drug.


    • Karly replied: — June 21st, 2012 @ 5:47 pm


      I hope so! I WISH I liked beans. They are in so many yummy looking recipes and I’d love to substitute beans for meat. But, no. They just creeeeeeeep me out.


  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 19, 2012 @ 4:45 pm (#

    Aww yeah! Love this idea!! I’m seriously going to try this on Friday for girls night :)


  15. Melissa June 19, 2012 @ 6:43 pm (#

    I LOOOVE beans! I eat kidney beans right outta the can when I’m adding them to a recipe, I also serve warmed seasoned black beans with spanish rice on taco night. Glad you gave beans a chance, they aren’t so bad!


  16. Sandy June 19, 2012 @ 7:21 pm (#

    IThis is my nieces favorite dip, she asks for it at every family function… I always skip the beans! Sometimes I use ground beef, sometimes I mix a brick of softened cream cheese in with the sour cream to give it some oomph. Often I just mix taco season with sour cream then top that with shredded cheese, black olives, lettuce, tomato & a drizzle of taco sauce. Mmmm….


    • Karly replied: — June 21st, 2012 @ 5:48 pm


      Great idea! Just leave the beans out entirely. Why didn’t I think of that?


      • Sue replied: — June 29th, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

        @Karly, NO add the beef! I season it with taco seasoning-then layer over the beans! Black beans are plain nasty!! Love all the posts what fun


  17. marilyn June 20, 2012 @ 5:33 am (#

    I have that same orange dish! I will be making this dip !


  18. Jenny June 20, 2012 @ 11:10 am (#

    you crack me up. refried beans are actually some of the only beans that i don’t like. black beans are my fave!


  19. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 21, 2012 @ 2:11 pm (#

    What an awesome dip! And I have the same baking dish! Rachel Ray, right? :)


  20. AM July 4, 2012 @ 9:19 am (#

    What size dish should I use??


    • AM replied: — July 4th, 2012 @ 9:38 am



  21. January 29, 2014 @ 12:30 pm (#

    I share you thoughts on BEANS. :)
    Love this recipe.



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