Nov 192012

My mom made a traveling taco for me when I was younger and the first time I was asked to bring a dish to a potluck as a grown up, this was the dish I selected. Ever since this has been my go to potluck dish and is one of my most requested recipes. Shh! Don’t tell anyone that we’ve even been known to have traveling taco for dinner.

This is very kid friendly because they can help with almost every step of the process even at a young age.

Traveling Taco
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Total time
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz homemade guacamole or Wholly guacamole
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 6 oz black olives, sliced (Optional)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • salsa
  1. In a medium pot, blend the refried beans, 1 tbsp salsa, and ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Heat until cheese is thoroughly melted.
  2. Spread the mixture in one 9x13-inch rectangular casserole dish..
  3. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. Spread sour cream over the refried beans.
  5. Spread guacamole over the sour cream.
  6. Layer the lettuce, cheese, tomato and green onions next.
  7. Garnish with black olives.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips or pita bread.
TIP: You could also divide the ingredients into two 8x8-inch casserole dishes or make individual servings in small ramekins or other single serving containers.
Image: Seven Layer Dip by Dwight Willard via stock.xchng

Author: Angi

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and two dogs. She creates, she designs, and she loves to ramble on about anything. When not doing those, she can be found slaving over the kitchen stove cooking for her family, curled up with a good book or watching any one of her favorite TV shows. Follow Angi on Twitter. Angelia Embler

  5 Responses to “My Most Requested Recipe: Traveling Taco”

  1. Looks marvelous, love how the cheese and salsa are cooked in with the beans.

  2. […] recipe paired with French bread strips. And in our house, no football game is complete without our traveling taco dip. It’s like eating tiny tacos in every bite. Well, minus the meat. As for drinks, we’re […]

  3. […] Don’t go for the big meals for kids. Make finger sandwiches, chicken bites, chip and dip, traveling taco, or any number of bite sized foods. This is not only good for little hands but for allowing all of […]

  4. […] We’ve picked up new kitchen appliances and have put them to work on many occasions. We’re eating more homemade breads from the bread maker, refried beans from the pressure cooker, and a variety of foods from the casserole dishes. […]

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