Festive Bean Spread

Festive Bean Spread

49 Reviews 2 Pics
Lisa Garchow
Recipe by  Lisa Garchow

“This is a wonderful appetizer, a bean spread with a Mexican taste. It looks very festive with the red and green toppings, and it's easy to put together. Your guests will be asking for the recipe, so keep it handy ! The two cheeses can be substituted with one 3-cup package shredded taco cheese.”

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Original recipe yields 1 3-layer dish



  1. First (bottom) layer: mix together beans, salsa, cumin, and garlic powder, and spread on large, flat serving dish as a thin layer, maybe 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Second (middle) layer: mix together sour cream and taco seasoning, and spread over bean layer.
  3. Third (top) layer: sprinkle the cheese on first, then top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for about an hour. Serve cold with tortilla chips.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I used homemade refried beans, homemade salsa and homemade taco seasoning as well as reduced fat sour cream. This dip is ADDICTIVE. My family has darn near eaten the whole thing. SO delicious.



This recipe was ok, kinda bland. Next time I won't mix the salsa with the beans, it made the whole thing too watery.



Good when fresh, NOT good the next day.

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 170 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 433 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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