We are going to a Superbowl party this afternoon where there is not going to be much kosher food so it was suggested to us that we bring a side dish that is kosher. You can’t have a Superbowl party without chips and salsa so Ken is making a fancified salsa… Seven Layer Taco Dip!
The original recipe he found came from allrecipes.com and looks like this:
- 1 (1 oz.) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
- 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 bunch chopped green onions
- 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1 (6 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.
Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.
However… we made a few changes… Ken used a 9×13 pyrex dish and coated the bottom with 2 cans of refried beans mixed with 1 packet of taco seasoning. On top of that he put the sour cream and cream cheese mixed together with a second packet of taco seasoning well blended. On top of that he put guacamole (leaving out the lettuce layer because lettuce has a tendency to wilt. On top of the guacamole, Ken put one whole jar of salsa. On top of that, the mixture of green onions, green pepper and tomato. Then cheese and olives.
We didn’t remember to take any photos of the tip while Ken was making it, and then we forgot to bring my camera with us when we went to the Superbowl party so unfortunately we don’t have any nice photos of the dip… I did take this one photo of it on my cell phone, so you sort of get the idea, but I promise you it looked much tastier than this photo seems to imply.