Recipes || Super Bowl Seven Layer Dip, Texas Style

This is the part of the post where most bloggers will tell you about how they only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials or how the Puppy Bowl is the real attraction for them on that first Sunday in February.  Sorry, not this blogger. I’m the one yelling at the TV during the play offs and startling my two year old.  (Oops.) The upside to my beloved Cowboys no longer being in the run for the championship (it’s okay, we had a great season that has me very excited for next season!) is that I can focus my sights on our Super Bowl snack menu, luckily for both of us.  Since this will be my first Super Bowl in ten years as a Texan, I thought I would put a local spin on a football favorite with these individual 7 Layer Dip cups.  Ready for the layers? Think refried beans, sour cream, chile con queso, guacamole, black beans, chopped brisket, and pico de gallo.  It’s a little naughty, but so delicious!  Keep reading for the full recipe or check out my other go to favorite for the halftime munchies here

Super Bowl Seven Layer Dip Cups with a Texas Spin

(makes 4-6 large cups as shown, 8-12 mini cups, or a one quart casserole dish)

Ingredients for the Seven Layer Dip:

  • 1 (16 ou.) can of refried beans
  • 1 (16 ou.) container of sour cream
  • 2 c. chile con queso (this recipe seems pretty on point or you could buy ahead from a restaurant)
  • 1 16 ounce package Trader Joe’s Avocado’s Number Guacamole or comparable or homemade
  • 1 (16 ou) can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 lb chopped brisket (purchased from a restaurant or make ahead in a slow cooker like this recipe)
  • 1 1/2 c. pico de gallo
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • 2 bags of corn tortilla chips– the thickest, yummiest, homemade-iest ones you can find!

To Assemble the Cups:

Layer each ingredient in your cup or dish in the order it is listed in the ingredients. Refrigerate until time to serve.  You can make these up to 24 hours in advance of your party.  Serve with a lime wedge and tortilla chip garnish.

Photography by Katie Jameson

Texas Style Seven Layer Dip Recipe by The Effortless Chic

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  1. Oh my gosh…I’m SO sad about the Cowboys. I grew up in Dallas always hearing “remember when the Cowboys were SO GREAT?!” because they’ve never been good during my lifetime (I was born in 1990). And I thought this year might be their year!! Booooo…

    Anyway, if they were going I’d be joining you in screaming at the TV! But this year I’ll be one of those girls who goes for the food. 😉 This recipe looks insanely delicious!!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Haha! I know! It sure was a fun season to watch, though! Already looking forward to next year 🙂

  2. Katie H.


    I’ll be yelling at the TV too!

  3. Oh my goodness, those look delicious! I must try this recipe. I’ll have to substitute the brisket for something vegetarian for my sister though!


    • Jen Pinkston


      You could even skip it all together if you wanted! It would still be super yummy! Xo