I love seven layer dip. I mean, come on. What’s not to love?
Sour cream and salsa? Gooood.
Cheese? You see where this is going.
I had never even considered making it in the slow cooker, but I got a casserole-sized Crock Pot for Christmas, and now I’m obsessed with making things that are traditionally made in casserole dishes, and seven layer dip fits the bill.
I’ve made this both with the ground beef, and once without the meat. Both are excellent. You could add jalapenos to the top of the dip, or use ground turkey instead of beef. You could throw some taco seasoning on the meat, or mix the chilis into the beans instead of making a layer of them. You can use mild or hot salsa.
This dip is easily modified based on personal preferences and what you have on hand, and tastes great scooped with a tortilla chip, a corn chip, or just a spoon.
- 1 15 oz can refried beans
- 1 4 oz can diced green chilis
- 1 lb crumbled and cooked ground beef, seasoned well with salt and pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa or Rotel, drained
- 1 8 oz bag shredded Mexican cheese
- 1 2 oz can sliced black olives
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Grease the bottom of the slow cooker, and spread refried beans into a layer.
- Next add layer of diced green chilis.
- Top with cooked ground beef.
- Layer sour cream over top of ground beef. It won't be a nice smooth layer, and that's okay.
- Next up is the salsa or Rotel. Don't forget to drain this well, or your dip may be a little runny.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top, and add the olives.
- Cover and cook on low for about two hours.
- Add the onions before serving.
This was so good! The flavors went together really well, and it was a nice, thick consistency. We served ours on green chili tortilla shells with lettuce. This dip would be yummy on anything. My husband put more sour cream on top of his - it was great either way.
This was awesome! We used it for dinner one night by adding it to tortillas. They were so flavorful and good. We had cilantro in the fridge and I did add that to the burrito; it's really not necessary but pretty tasty! The next day we used it as a dip with tortilla chips! Yummy and yummy!
We served this as an appetizer one night, and my husband threw the leftovers in a tortilla for lunch the next day. It's a winner!