About this recipe: An ultra-easy dip that is packed full of delicious flavours and textures. Refried beans are layered with homemade guacamole, soured cream, tomatoes, spring onions, Cheddar cheese and black olives. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips. This dip does well as party food.
Great dip! Fun and easy, but not cheap. Have always relied on this recipe as a crowd pleaser. For a low-fat version that has just as much flavor, use fat free refried beans, reduced fat sour cream and reduced fat (or 2%) sharp cheddar cheese... don't much care for the flavor of the Mexican cheese blend... it might depend on the brand of cheese. Hints for making guacamole: Make sure avacados are dark green and slightly mushy. Instead of peeling the avacados, it's easier to just cut them in half, pop out the pit, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Go ahead and squeeze the juice of one whole lime onto the avacado... no need to measure it. In addition to adding taco seasoning to the sour cream, I also mix some with the refried beans. I prefer to spread the guacamole first, then the sour cream, since the guac is heavier. Lastly, throw on some jalapenos with the other toppings for an extra little kick. - 09 Jun 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
i have made this dip so many times for work, every time we have a "party" its requirement! sometimes if the tomatoes don't look good in the store, i will substitute those for a layer of salsa, and it tastes excellent too. i also like mine spicy so i put in extra taco seasoning plus ancho chili powder. i've even used light sour cream and light cheese and no one knew the wiser! lastly, i like to buy the chopped olives in the can, they are so easy to use and bite sized... comes out great every time!! - 27 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this for my Super Bowl party and my guests loved it! I personally just don't like the stuff in it but I am told it was really great! - 06 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)