Happy Fourth of July! My family and I faked the Fourth yesterday, with the barbecue and sparklers and everything.
Happy birthday, America. I liked your birthday party. It let me have Seven Layer Dip. 🙂 Whoo! (Yeah, I know I’m lame, leave me alone.) There are few things in life that can make people’s mouths water, will be finished in five minutes (literally, everyone will attack the dish) and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Seven layer dip is one of these beautiful things.
This is a huge hit at…well…everything! And it’s so easy! If you’ve never had seven layer dip, you are seriously missing out in life. Be warned, this stuff is delicious but also filling. Try not to eat all of it because you won’t be able to eat anything else.
Now, I just updated this recipe. Originally I didn’t add taco seasoning into the sour cream and there were no bell peppers or cilantro. So now it’s a lot more pretty! Look at all the pretty colors! Yay! Also, I used 4 cheese Mexican blend from Sargento instead of plain cheddar, and it has Monterey Jack, Queso Quesadilla, Cheddar and Asadero cheeses, and I felt that it worked even better!
Yield: 10-12 servings
- 16 oz refried beans
- 1 ounce package of taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup sliced olives
- 3 avocados
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper powder (Depends on how spicy you want it.)
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 8 oz sour cream
- 16 oz chunky salsa
- 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
- 1/4 cup shredded fresh cilantro
In a bowl, mix all of the taco seasoning except for 1 tbsp into the refried beans. Spread this mixture into your dish for the first layer. Note: your dish shouldn’t be too deep becuase you want to be able to get all seven layers into one bite.
For the second layer, make guacamole. Mash the avocados in a separate bowl, and mix in the salt, red pepper, coriander, cumin, and lime juice. Spread this over the refried beans for the second layer.
Mix the remaining taco seasoning with the sour cream for the third layer.
Pour the salsa over this for the fourth. Note: when doing this, make sure you drain the salsa if it’s too watery before spreading it in the dish.
Then, the chopped lettuce. Over this is the cheese, and finally the tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, and cilantro.
Refrigerate until ready to be served.
Enjoy! (I definitely am)