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st. john's dip

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Paige Nicholas
Duluth, MN

My mother taught me to make this dish when I was ten, around 1971. It's easy to put together and so far has been a hit every time I've made it. Great as an appetizer or a side dish. For a larger crowd, double and place in 9 x 13 pan.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This has all the flavor of a tasty burrito without the tortilla! It's a deconstructed burrito made into a delicious dip. Refried beans and a meat mixture are the base for the dip. Sour cream adds creaminess. Gooey cheese is the perfect topping to hold in all the yummy layers. Serve with tortilla chips for the ultimate game day dip.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For st. john's dip

  • 1 lb
    lean hamburger
  • 1 can
    refried beans
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 4 oz
    diced green chiles
  • 1 c
    shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    chopped black olives (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped red pepper (optional)
  • 1 pkg
    tortilla chips

How To Make st. john's dip

  • Browning ground beef.
    Brown the hamburger, over medium heat, and drain off fat.
  • Adding refried beans to the ground beef.
    Add refried beans and mix with browned hamburger until smooth.
  • Stirring in taco seasoning.
    Mix in taco seasoning mix.
  • Hamburger mixture spread into a baking dish.
    Spread the hamburger mixture on the bottom of an 8x8 baking pan.
  • Sour cream spread over hamburger mixture.
    Spread sour cream over the hamburger mixture.
  • Green chiles sprinkled over sour cream.
    Top sour cream with diced green chiles.
  • Cheddar cheese sprinkled over green chiles.
    Cover green chiles with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Black olives sprinkled over the cheese.
    If using, sprinkle chopped black olives and/or chopped red pepper over the shredded cheddar cheese, but don't cover it entirely.
  • Dip baking in the oven.
    Place in a pre-heated 350° oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cheese should be melted and bubbly.
  • St. John's Dip on a plate with tortilla chips.
    Serve with tortilla chips.