One Skillet Beefy 7-Layer Dip

Try this recipe at your next party. Ground Beef sausage joins other Mexican-style fillings for this cheesy party favorite.

  • 40
  • 12
  • 160
  • 15 g


  • 1 recipe Mexican-Style Beef Sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat dairy sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, trimmed, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
Serving Suggestion:
  • Tortilla chips or fresh tortillas (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat large oven-proof non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion an oil; cook 5 minutes until onions are soft. Add Mexican-Style Beef Sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in sour cream and tomato paste.

    Cook's Tip: Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner), 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons chile powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Top beef with tomatoes, beans, corn, chiles, jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Sprinkle mixture with cumin and chile powder; top with cheese. Bake in 350F° oven 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and starting to brown. Remove skillet from oven. Garnish with squeeze of lime, as desired. Serve with chips or tortillas, as desired.


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1.8 mg IRON

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3.2 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 157 Calories; 59.4 Calories from fat; 6.6g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 0.1 g Trans Fat; 0.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 2 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 38 mg Cholesterol; 294 mg Sodium; 11 g Total Carbohydrate; 3 g Dietary Fiber; 15 g Protein; 1.8 mg Iron; 330 mg Potassium; 2.6 mg NE Niacin; 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 1.2 mcg Vitamin B12; 3.2 mg Zinc; 9.5 mcg Selenium; 36.5 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Vitamin B12, and Zinc; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.

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