Krissy’s Warm 7 Layer Taco Dip has all the delicious ingredients you’ll find in your favorite taco and makes a perfect family dinner or game day grub.
In our house we call this Taco Pie and we love it. I make it a lot. Probably a little too often. We always find ourselves fighting over the leftovers. This is different from traditional 7 Layer Bean Dips because the entire thing is hot. Not spicy hot, but temperature hot. It is full of flavor and loved by people of all ages. I have a step by step image below so you can see all the wonderful layers. Not shown is the salsa layer. Why? Because
I forgot to take a picture of it a collage of seven photos isn’t symmetrical.
If you’re a stickler for details, you may have noticed that layer 7, the cheese, shows up mid way and on top. This was intentional. You want all that gooey goodness spread throughout. I also really like putting the meat on the bottom because we all know that’s the best part and I like to make people dig for it.
Excuse the poorly manicured hand. I believe a solid four weeks had passed since I last had them painted. I’ll try not to let it happen again. Serve this delicious meal, or appetizer – whatever, with all sorts of goodies like tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, shredded cabbage, whatever. Go crazy.
Krissy's Warm 7 Layer Taco Dip
- 1 pound ground beef grassfed, of course
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1 package taco seasoning mix I use Trader Joe's 1.3 ounce package
- 1/4 cup water
- 16 ounce can refried beans I use Trader Joe's Refried Black Beans with Jalapeno Peppers
- 12 ounces shredded cheese any kind of Mexican blend i.e. cheddar and jack that melts well
- 15.5 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained (I use Trader Joe's Cuban Style Black Beans)
- 6 ounce can drained weight pitted black olives, drained and sliced
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 - 1 cup frozen corn I use fire roasted from Trader Joe's
- shredded green cabbage
- sour cream
- diced green onions
- handful of fresh cilantro diced
- 1 ripe avocado sliced
- 1-2 fresh jalapenos diced
- tortilla chips
In large frying pan over medium high heat, brown ground beef with diced onions until meat is fully cooked and crumbly. Add taco seasoning and water, stir to fully combine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In large casserole dish, layer ingredients. Start with ground beef, then refried beans, then half of your cheese, then the black beans, then the olives, then the salsa, top with the corn, and cover with remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook until heated through, about 30 minutes, removing foil last 10 minutes to fully melt the cheese.
Serve with additional ingredients and enjoy!