The Best Seven Layer Bean Dip

Best seven layer dip ever! There is a secret ingredient that takes this to another LEVEL.


Where are my seven layer bean dip lovers at? There are few things that get me excited like this stuff does. I have always loved it, but as I’ve made it over and over throughout the years I’ve really worked my recipe into what I think is the BEST seven layer bean dip ever. There is actually a secret ingredient in it that most people don’t add that just takes this dip to another level. Can you spot it in the pic below? 

seven layer bean dip - with a secret ingredient!

If you think it’s the mayo, you’re right. Mayonnaise in seven layer bean dip! Also, I like to use refried black beans in mine. Because, yum.

Best seven layer dip ever! There is a secret ingredient that takes this to another LEVEL.

You’re going to want to file this one for your next bean dip occasion. Last year when I was pregnant, I decided that the entire month of March was a seven layer bean dip occasion. It sustained me and June for that month and now I kind of wish I had an excuse like that to eat this every day. Here’s the recipe:


5 from 1 vote
The Best Seven Layer Bean Dip
  • 2 cans refried black beans
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • salt
  • 1 8- oz container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar jack or mexican blend cheese
  • 1 small can of diced black olives
  • 1/4 cup ro-tel or 1 small chopped tomato if you aren't lazy like me!
  • 3 chopped green onions
  1. Mash avocados with garlic and salt to taste.
  2. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning together in a small bowl.
  3. Spread black beans into the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
  4. Spread guacamole over beans.
  5. Spread seasoned sour cream mixture over guacamole.
  6. Sprinkle cheese, ro-tel, olives and green onions over the top of those layers.
  7. Serve with your favorite chips.


I like how not only are there seven layers, but also it only takes seven easy steps ’til you’re stuffing your face. I love it I love it I love it.

Best seven layer dip ever! There is a secret ingredient that takes this to another LEVEL.

If you need the perfect drink recipe to take your gathering to the next level, check out the world’s best cherry limeade! It honestly cannot be beat.. and it’s so easy!

It would also pair super well with this low-cal coconut limeade or a dirty dr pepper! So… go forth and try this one you guys. I know you’ll love it.




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    Debra skaggs

    easy and perfect. a family get-together favorite!

    Whitney H

    I can personally attest that Sarah’s Seven Layer Bean Dip truly is the best! And now my mouth is watering…. :)