Sunday, July 17, 2011

5 Layer Dip with Guacamole and Re-fried Bean recipes

     I have no idea who's recipe this is but it shows up at every family gathering and gets devoured. It can be as easy as opening some jars or more complicated. Of course mine is more complicated. LOL

     Here is the recipe, in a large baking dish layer re-fried beans, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. Beans first then the other three as you like. Top with shredded cheese, cheddar, Monterrey jack or mix the two. If you like garnish with chopped green onion, peppers and tomato. That's it. You can buy all the ingredients and just assemble and enjoy. I make my own guacamole and re-fried beans. Both are easy to do and I like the taste of mine over what I can buy.


2-3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lime-adjust to taste
2 cloves of garlic minced-adjust to taste or omit
1 medium tomato diced or several tomatillos if you can find them
hot sauce- adjust to taste or omit

Throw everything in the food processor and pulse until it is the consistency you like. That's it, you're done. You can add as many or few seasonings as you like, the avocado and lime are your base.

Re-fried Beans

1 can black beans, drained
2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil
2-3 green onions chopped fine
2-3 cloves of garlic minced

In a medium skillet on medium high heat saute onions and garlic in cooking oil until onions are soft.
Add drained beans and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and scorching
Remove from heat and let cool
Mash beans until they are the consistency you like.* That's it, you're done again.

*I usually mash the beans as I'm stirring them while they are simmering. I like to keep them relatively coarse, not the paste they are when out of a can but that is  personal preference as is the addition of the onions and garlic. I think it tastes better.

     There it is, an easy summer dip that everybody likes. Serve it with tortilla chips and ice cold beer LOL, the beer is a must. Enjoy.


  1. You're back!!

    suddenly craving a Corona....not sure why. LOL
    And I love using those Hint of Lime tortilla chips with a good guacamole dip. that's definitely a recipe I can manage.

  2. Yes, I'm back. I feel bad that I have been neglecting the blog and reading yours too. I have been running around in circles getting things done. I am deperately trying to keep the garden green, no rain, making jam, recipe to follow, getting family information-it will take months to update everything etc etc etc I'll be dropping by soon so watch out LOL


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