Everyone loves a good 7 layer dip. It’s the classic party dip! This 7 Layer Dip with a Kick recipe packs some heat. Perfect if you like to bring the spice to the party!
Don’t you just love summertime? All the pool parties and backyard barbecues. If you’re looking for some quick and easy appetizers to take to your next shindig, I partnered with Bush’s beans to share some great party ideas with you today.
First, I want to share a recipe for 7 Layer Dip. Now, I know everyone has made 7 Layer Dip before. It’s the quintessential party dip that everyone loves. But I thought I’d kick it up a notch and make a spicy version. My husband loves anything with a bit of heat to it. So I whipped up this 7 Layer Dip with a Kick just for him. He loved it!
Before we dive into the recipe, here are a few little things:
I used Bush’s Cocina Latina beans. Normally you use plain refried beans to make this recipe. I chose their Frijoles Charros Machacados. These are the traditional smashed pinto beans but they also have serrano peppers and bacon. The serranos give the beans a nice little kick and the bacon gives the beans a nice smoky flavor.
I fell in love with beans with smoky bacon flavor when I was college. There was a little cafe on South Congress called Las Manitas. They served breakfast and lunch. They would pour some of the bacon drippings from breakfast into the beans for lunch and goodness they were good! So these Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Charros Machacados beans give you some of that same yummy flavor.
The other part of the “kick” in this 7 Layer Dip with a Kick is the pico de gallo. Since pico has diced jalapeno in it, you get that nice spicy crunch. The beauty of pico though is that you can make it as spicy as you want. If the beans give you enough spice, skip the pico and just use tomatoes. Or if you really, really like it hot, jalapeno up your pico!
For this recipe, I topped it with lettuce. My husband likes it that way. Plus I can kindof convince myself it’s salad and therefore healthier. But if you prefer the traditional dip, top with black olives and sprinkle with a little cilantro.
- 16 oz can of Bush's Cocina Latina Frijoles Charros Machacados
- 8-10 oz guacamole
- ½ C. sour cream
- ½ C. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1-2 tbs. taco seasoning
- 10 oz pico de galo
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 8-10 oz shredded lettuce
- *Optional add-ons: red onion, green onion, black olives, cilantro
- Grab a 8x8 baking dish and spread the Bush's Latina refried beans on the bottom (see photo).
- Add the layer of guacamole
- Combine the ½ cup of sour cream and ½ C. softened cream cheese and add 1-2 tbs of taco seasoning (add more to taste if needed). Spread the mixture over the top of the guacamole mixture.
- Add a layer of pico de galo.
- Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Lastly, add the shredded lettuce on top.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you live in Texas, you can find the Bush’s Cocina Latina beans at your local Walmart. You know I love to help you save money so of course I found a coupon you can print to save $1 off. Also, you might want to check out all the varieties they have available. I love the refried black beans. We make mango quesadillas with refried black beans and they are YUM!
I also like to whip up this Pinto Bean Guacamole. It’s super easy and you just need the Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles a la Mexicana beans. Pinto Bean Guacamole is a different sort of guac from the traditional way and it’s a nice little twist.
This post, 7 Layer Dip with a Kick was sponsored by Bush’s. The opinions and text are all mine.