Texas Mess

This is a popular make-night-before appetizer. Serve with tortilla chips.

Original recipe makes 20 servings


1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
2 tablespoons taco sauce
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 package taco seasoning mix
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups shredded longhorn Colby cheese

  • PREP

    20 mins


    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Mix refried beans, taco sauce, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; spread onto a large platter.
  2. Stir mashed avocado and lemon juice together in a bowl; spread over refried beans layer.
  3. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning together in a bowl; spread over avocado layer.
  4. Sprinkle green onions, tomatoes, and Colby cheese, respectively, over sour cream mixture layer. Cover platter with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.


Calories: 159 kcal
Carbohydrates: 7.9 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Fat: 12.5 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 4.9 g
Sodium: 265 mg