Layered Bean Dip

For years, we would make this dip for every gathering, every weekend.

Easy Layered Bean Dip

It’s crazy easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. It’s been a while since I’ve made it (December 2017) and I’m looking forward to our next get together to throw it together again!

Bean Dip ingredients

It’s a very simple recipe, and really, you can make so many modifications to make it YOURS! We’ve even added chopped avocados when they were dirt cheap in the past!

Today, I’m just going to share with you the original way we make it 95% of the time with simple ingredients!


1 can of refried beans (we are digging the Trader Joe’s Refried Black Beans with jalapeno!)
1 jar of salsa (shelf stable)
1 16 oz container of sour cream
8 oz shredded cheese (I prefer fine shred)
sliced green onions

Arriba Fire Roasted Salsa

First up: DRAIN THAT SALSA! Yup … that keeps the dip from getting all loose and watery. You may need to tap into a 2nd jar of salsa if it’s really watery.

refried black beans

Spread the refried beans in a shallow dish.

Dump the drained salsa on the beans and spread in an even layer.

Add dollops of sour cream over the salsa and spread out as evenly as you can. Don’t get overly upset if the salsa and sour cream do not cooperate and become friends …. because …


Sprinkle your cheese all over, covering up all the sour cream and salsa. Garnish with your sliced green onions, cover the dish and let it chill for a hour or so in the fridge.

When it’s time, serve up with some tortilla chips and proceed to Party!

Layered Bean Dip

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!

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Hi! We are Mark and Jan. Highschool Sweethearts living in Paradise and fast forwarding to our retirement days! We have 2 kids, both young adults now, a grandbaby that was born on 12/29/18 (3 weeks sooner than anticipated!) and we have 2 cats ... more than enough!

One thought on “Layered Bean Dip”

  1. Perfect party dip and so easy to make! Just up my alley – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you back tomorrow.

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