Mexican 5 Layer Bean Dip with Ground Beef

Any occasion is a great occasion to bring out your homemade 5 layer bean dip! Pinto beans, ground beef, tequila lime sour cream, pico de gallo and cheese are just some of the ingredients in this beefy taco dip. Served in a glass bowl, you can see all the delicious layers at once. This is a wonderfully easy appetizer that’s just bursting with south of the border flavours. You will love this Mexican layered dip with ground beef!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

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This taco dip recipe with ground beef boasts a bean layer, beef layer, tequila lime sour cream layer, pico de gallo layer, and cheese layer. This full-flavoured Mexican layered dip pairs perfectly with your favourite corn chips.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

Ingredients in 5 Layer Bean Dip

You will see there are quite a few ingredients in this beefy taco dip. Trust me though, it’s well worth the time and effort! The bean layer is made with oil, pinto beans, jalapenos, garlic, salt, chili powder, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. It’s worth using fresh jalapenos and fresh lime juice for the best flavour.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

The beef layer in this Mexican layered dip includes onion, taco seasoning, chipotle sauce and, of course, ground beef.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

As for the tequila lime sour cream layer, you’ll need sour cream, tequila, lime zest and juice, garlic, cilantro, and black pepper.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

The pico de gallo is made with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, lime, and vinegar. Then you have the cheese layer which is cheddar, pepper jack and taco seasoning.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

As you can see quite a few of these ingredients in this taco dip recipe with ground beef are repeated in different layers. So you won’t need as many different ingredients as you might have thought at first!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

How to Make this Easy Appetizer

First of all, you need to prepare the beans for this 5 layer bean dip. Heat a skillet on the stove then add the oil, beans and jalapenos, and sauté for a few minutes. Add the garlic, salt, chilli powder and pepper and cook for a few more minutes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

Transfer the bean mixture into your blender or food processor with some water, cilantro and lime juice, and puree. Wipe out the skillet and put it back on the stove.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

Add a splash of oil then brown the ground beef in there with the onions, chipotle and taco seasoning. Now you can make the tequila lime sour cream by whisking the ingredients together.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

Toss the pico de gallo ingredients together. To make the cheese layer, stir taco seasoning into shredded cheese.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

Now the fun part – layering the beefy taco dip! The layers will be the pinto beans, ground beef, tequila lime sour cream, pico de gallo and cheese.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

What to Serve with 5 Layer Bean Dip

Corn chips would be the most obvious choice for the Mexican layer dip. But it’s not your only option. Perhaps you prefer potato chips, or else how about baguette slices or crackers?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

3 Tips for Perfection

This is already an easy appetizer but the following tips will help ensure it comes out just as delicious as you hope:

  1. Although some of the layers are cooked, this dip includes dairy in other layers, so it’s best served either cold or at room temperature. Keep this taco dip recipe with ground beef refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it. Serving it chilled also means you can make it ahead.
  2. Feel free to add another layer or so – how about a layer of guacamole?
  3. Use Roma tomatoes to make the pico de gallo layer because this type of tomato is less juicy than many other kinds and therefore won’t make the 5 layer bean dip soggy.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

5 Layer Bean Dip FAQs

How long in advance can I make Mexican layered dip?

You might like to make this a day ahead and then just cover it in foil or plastic wrap and keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it. Actually this beefy taco dip keeps for up to 5 days, so if you have leftovers you can enjoy them later. A word of advice though: if you decide to add some fresh avocados to the mix, they will start to go brown quite early on unless you douse them in lime juice.

Is there a vegetarian version if I don’t want to use beef?

Absolutely yes, and the great thing about this easy appetizer is you can tweak the layers however you want. Swap the ground beef for your favourite vegetarian meat substitute or even something like diced bell pepper with corn kernels instead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. You will love this dip recipe with ground beef.

Mexican 5 Layer Bean Dip with Ground Beef Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Mexican 5 layer bean dip with ground beef. This beefy taco dip is an easy appetizer.

Mexican 5 Layer Bean Dip with Ground Beef

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Dip
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Bella
It's always a great occasion for homemade 5 layer bean dip! This beefy taco dip is served in a glass bowl and it's an easy appetizer that's just bursting with south of the border flavours. You will love this Mexican layered dip with ground beef!
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Ingredients

Bean Layer

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Can pinto beans 16oz
  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeños pickled
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper coarse
  • 4 Sprigs cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ Cup water

Beef Layer

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle sauce

Tequila Lime Sour Cream Layer

  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ½ Tablespoon tequila
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 Cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper coarse

Pico De Gallo Layer

  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • ¼ Cup green onions sliced
  • ¼ Cup jalapeños pickled
  • 2 Tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ¼ Cup white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cheese Layer

  • 3 Ounces cheddar cheese mild
  • 3 Ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning

Instructions

  • Prepare beans. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat. Next, add the beans and jalapeños. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the minced garlic, salt, ancho chili powder, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Add to a food processor or blender along with lime juice, cilantro, and water. Purée until smooth. Set aside. *add whole cilantro sprigs- the stems contain a lot of flavor!*
  • Clean and return the frying pan to the stove. Increase the heat to medium high for the taco meat.
  • Add olive oil to the hot pan, then add ground beef, onions, taco seasoning, and chipotle sauce. Break apart the ground beef and stir to combine ingredients. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  • Prepare tequila lime sour cream. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Refrigerate while preparing the remainder of the dip.
  • Prepare the pico de Gallo. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and toss to coat.
  • Prepare the cheese layer. Shred the cheese into a bowl. Stir in the taco seasoning.
  • Layer the dip. Evenly spread beans to cover the surface of the casserole dish or preferred serving dish. Next, Layer the taco meat, sour cream, cheese, then pico de Gallo evenly into the dish.
  • Serve with chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

5 layer bean dip is a delicious recipe including pinto beans, ground beef, tequila lime sour cream, pico de gallo and cheese. This beefy taco dip is sure to be a hit at any event or gathering because the flavours are so fresh and delicious.

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  1. Shelly Lampton wrote:

    5 stars
    Craving this now!

    Posted 5.22.22 Reply