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Spicy Chipotle Seven Layer Dip

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x


Spicy chipotle chile powder in the ground beef and refried beans makes a fun twist for your Seven Layer dip for the game day menu, party, or binge watching occasion. Make it spicy!


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, divided
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 minced onion
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 cans pinto beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock (I always use water and chicken bullion powder)
  • 1/2 cup your favorite salsa
  • 12 ounces (1 and 1/2 cups) of your favorite guacamole
  • 1 cup of sour cream or mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar or Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 2.25 ounce can of sliced black olives
  • minced chives or scallions to garnish (optional)


  1.  Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the taco seasoning, 1 tablespoon chipotle seasoning, and water. Stir and cook until most of the water is absorbed. Place ground beef in the bottom of a pie plate.
  2. Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add onion and a pinch of salt. Cook onion for 3-5 minutes. Add cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, and garlic. Cook just for 30 seconds, then add the beans. Mix and mash the beans with a fork or potato masher until just a few bits of beans remain. Stir in the chicken broth to loosen the beans. Spread beans over ground beef mixture.
  3. Pour salsa over refried beans and spread evenly.
  4. Dollop spoonfuls of guacamole over the salsa and spread evenly.
  5. Dollop spoonfuls of sour cream over the guacamole and spread evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the sour cream, and place the sliced olives on top.
  7. Sprinkle with chives or scallions if desired. Can serve right away or be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 288 mg
  • Fat: 10.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 49 mg