Mexican Layer Dip


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Corn chips
  • Chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and half of the onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, sugar, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • Spread refried beans into a 13×9-in. dish; top with beef mixture, tomatoes, green pepper and remaining onion. Layer with sour cream and cheese. If desired, top with chopped green onions and chopped tomatoes. Serve with chips.
Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 117 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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