Fiesta Dip



18 to 20 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (10 1/2-ounce) package corn chips, crushed
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 (16-ounce) cans refried beans
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (6-ounce) container frozen avocado dip, thawed
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
3 (2 1/4-ounce) cans sliced ripe olives
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 (4.5-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, drained
1 (8-ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese with peppers, shredded
Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs


Combine crushed corn chips and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Combine refried beans and taco seasoning mix, stirring well; spread over prepared crust. Layer avocado dip and next 5 ingredients over refried bean mixture; cover and chill 8 hours.

Place on a serving plate, and remove sides of springform pan; garnish, if desired. Serve with large corn chips.