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Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups

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Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups are super simple to make and perfect for lunch, dinner, snacks or appetizers

Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups

My family absolutely loves Mexican food, and we have it at least once a week.  Not long ago, we went out for dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, where they served a side of refried beans along with the meal. My son had a taste, and he could not stop raving about how good they were. When I make beans at home they just don’t have the same taste or texture as you can get in a restaurant. (Of course, I just usually heat up a can of refried beans instead of making my own, which probably makes a difference!) But with our busy schedules, I try to take shortcuts whenever possible.

I was so excited when I heard about these new Herdez Instant Refried Beans. They come in four different flavors: Original, Jalapeno, Chorizo and Queso. These beans are restaurant quality, and you can make them in just five minutes-  which is the perfect convenient shortcut for me! (Bonus – they’re also gluten free!)

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I’ve used these instant beans in several recipes, including bean dip and in burritos, and my picky eaters loved the taste and texture — just like what you would get in a restaurant or if you made them from scratch!

I thought it would be fun to use the beans in one of our favorite recipes — Seven Layer Dip. But instead of just making dip, I made Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups. And they are amazing!

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These are easy to make and not nearly as messy as the dip can be. They are also perfect for parties since you can make them ahead of time and serve when you’re ready. Just layer the wonton wrappers in a muffin tin and bake for about 10 minutes, until they’re nice and crisp. When they’re cool, you can start making the dip.

I made the beans first – boil water, added the dry beans, and in five minutes, they were done. I let the beans cool off for a little bit, and then I began building the dip in the wonton cups.

If you put all your ingredients out in containers, the process goes pretty fast. And like I said, it’s very easy — I even had the kids make some on their own. And in a few minutes, you’re ready to eat.

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Seven Layer Dip Wonton Cups

INGREDIENTS:

  • Non-Stick cooking spray
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 package of Herdez Instant Refried Beans ( I used Original )
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced black olives
  • Cilantro or diced tomatoes (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray, and layer two wonton wrappers in each cup.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cups are golden brown. Allow to cool.
  3. Make beans according to package directions — boil 1 1/2 cups water in a medium-sized pot, add beans, cover, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove cover from pot, and allow beans to cool slightly.
  5. Add a thin layer of beans to wonton cups, then layer guacamole, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, olives, cilantro and tomatoes.

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This recipe makes 12 wonton cups, but you can easily double or triple it for entertaining!

Herdez Instant Refried Beans are available in the following cities:

      • San Diego, CA
      • Phoenix, AZ
      • Las Vegas, NV
      • Denver, CO
      • San Antonio, TX
      • Houston, TX
      • Des Moines, IA

For more authentic recipes, visit the Herdez Traditions website. And, you can also enter the Frijoles Con Todo Social Media Sweepstakes. For your chance to win, follow @HerdezTraditions on Instagram, and share a photo of a favorite frijoles meal. Be sure to use the hashtags #frijoles, #contodo and tag @herdeztraditions

What recipe will you make?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Herdez Refried Beans. All opinions are completely my own.

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