Taco Dip Dragon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: May. 21, 2023
Knights are sure to clamor for this mythical monster. Refried beans are spread into a dragon shape and sprinkled with tempting toppings. Tortilla chip "scales" line its back while red pepper "flames" blaze from its mouth.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 2 cups torn lettuce
  • 1 whole ripe olive
  • tortilla chips
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine the beans and taco seasoning. Cut a large hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with bean mixture. Trace a dragon shape (about 16x10 in.) onto waxed paper (see diagram below); cut out. Place pattern on an 18x12-in. covered board. Pipe bean mixture around pattern. Remove pattern. Pipe remaining bean mixture within dragon outline; spread to fill.
  2. Set aside 1 tablespoon sour cream. Spread remaining sour cream over bean mixture. Top with cheese, tomatoes, olives, guacamole and lettuce. For the eye, spoon reserved sour cream onto head; top with the olive.
  3. Place Dragon Dippers along back and top of head. With a sharp knife, cut red pepper into a flame shape (see diagram); position below mouth. Serve with additional dippers.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 275 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.