A recipe for a 5 Layer Bean Dip is great to have on hand for potlucks and get-togethers. It’s easy and tasty and everyone will love it.Jump to Recipe
Our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant in our area has an appetizer called “Cinco Robles”. It’s their version of a 5 layer bean dip and it’s amazing. I get it every time we are there. So, of course, I had to figure out how to make it at home.
I was trying to figure out the name of the dish, and google translate failed me. When I searched, it came up with a translation of “five oaks” which doesn’t make sense.
“It’s our 5 layer dip!” Refried beans, queso, seasoned ground beef, melted cheddar and jack cheese, and sour creamhttps://www.iguanajoes.menu/menu/#appetizers
Of course, there aren’t any amounts listed on the menu. We have tried this recipe a few times and finally got a recipe that works. Originally, it was too much beef. Then we had too much queso. I started with the base of my regular Taco Dip and then made adjustments from that.
Even the first “fail” was still delicious, just not quite right. We brought it to our Dinner Club get-together in February this year and they all enjoyed it. But we still needed to make some tweaks before it was ready to share. Now, I’ve made it multiple times with this recipe and haven’t had to make changes.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a small saucepan, heat the refried beans over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, brown the ground beef with onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper then drain.
Place the refried beans in the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish.
Top the refried beans with the queso.
Layer the ground beef over the queso.
Spread the cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses on top of the ground beef.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Place the sour cream in a dollop on the center of the dish and serve warm with tortilla chips. You can also garnish with sliced jalapeno peppers for more of a kick.
Cover the dish with any leftovers and refrigerate it. If you are reheating the entire dish, you can do this in the oven again. For a smaller amount, you can reheat in the microwave.
Originally Published On: December 11, 2020
5 Layer Bean Dip
- 16 oz refried beans
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 cup salsa con queso
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Tortilla chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- In a small saucepan, heat the refried beans over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring often
- Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, brown the ground beef with onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper then drain
- Place the refried beans in the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish
- Top the refried beans with the queso
- Layer the ground beef over the queso
- Spread the cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses on top of the ground beef
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted
- Place the sour cream in a dollop on the center of the dish and serve warm with tortilla chips