Family, Food, Snacks

Layered Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

When it’s time to bring a hardy appetizer to a party, this bean dip is always my “go to” recipe.  I love Ro*tel.  I use it a lot because it always adds that extra kick. The base of this recipe comes from the Ro*tel website and the “Fiesta 7 Layered Dip”, however I changed it up a bit because I prefer black beans.  It’s always a favorite at every party and super easy to make.


  • 1 Can of Ro*tel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (10 oz.), drained and liquid reserved
  • 1 Can of Refried Black Beans (10 oz.)
  • Fresh Guacamole (refer to earlier post for my recipe approx. 12 oz.)
  • 1 Container of Sour Cream (16 oz.)
  • 1 Package of Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of Shredded Cheese (Cheddar and Jack Cheese blends) or however much you like to use.  Technically, I don’t even measure my cheese.
  • 1 Can (2.25 oz.) sliced Black Olives, drained and optional
  • Top with diced green onions, diced jalapeno, and crushed tortilla chips – all optional


  1. Reserve 1/2 cup of drained tomatoes and set aside. Blend the remaining tomatoes and reserved liquid with the black beans.
  2. Spread the bean mixture in a 8×8 glass dish and then spread the fresh guacamole on top of bean mixture.
  3. Blend together the taco seasoning mix and the sour cream.  Spread mixture on top of guacamole.
  4. Next top evenly with cheese and reserved tomatoes. Add the extras if you choose.

This dip can be made without a few of the ingredients too. I’ve made this dish many of times without guacamole and it’s still awesome.  The one thing that really shouldn’t be left out is the Ro*tel!



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