Awesome party dips are always in demand, and this Fan Favorite 7 Layer Mexican Dip is a proven winner! The ingredients are easy to find; most of them are pantry or fridge staples. With just a bit of effort, making this dip will put you on everybody's guest list.
Ok Peeps! It's that time of year: time for everyone to “Get ready to RUMBLE!” The Big Ten Men's Basketball season opens tonight, and college football Bowl Games are already going. I look forward to this time of year because it is just about the only time activities and farm jobs are at their lowest peek. We are awaiting the new year and the births of our second round of calves. Tall Guy has had the planter out and made sure that it is ready to go once April 1st rolls around. He always puts machines away in a "ready to roll" condition. Most farmers do to prevent rusting and make the spring rush to the field go as smoothly as possible. Maintenance of equipment is crucial on the farm because to have to replace a part or entire piece of equipment costs both time and money; those are two things any farmer hates to waste! Nothing needs to be planted, picked, hoed, or raked.
Yep! Big Ten Basketball is upon us, and we bleed Gold and Black in this house. GO PURDUE!!! Greatest Ag University in our country by my way of thinking! This is probably why I fell in love with Gooseberry Patch’s little recipe book, Game Day Recipes. It is filled with easy and very popular recipes to make anyone’s Game Day or Family Day or Friends' Day a winner, and this recipe features many farm-raised ingredients!
Once I bring this dip to a gathering, I am usually asked to bring it back! It can make a little or a lot, but there is rarely any left in the pan after you set it on the counter. After shopping for the ingredients, it is a breeze to put together.
Alrighty..... First, beans go on the bottom, and to fill this 9 X 13 dish, I increased my portions, doubling the original recipe. Peeps, always use the recipe as a base, and from it add all the yummies you like (and leave out the ones you don't).
Next mix up the sour cream with your taco seasoning mix, and spread that over the bean layer.
Now it's time to prepare the most labor-intensive part of the dip, peeling the avocados! No matter how many times I have wished for it, the Good Lord still believes I can make do with only two arms and hands, so I do not have a picture of me peeling these guys, but the end result is represented.
Add lemon juice and garlic to the avocados, and then mash it all together with a fork. Spread over the last layer. (Yes, you can save time and buy the guacamole, but this is a much healthier and tastier way to serve your avocados!)
I seem to have reversed a step here according to directions, but you can have some creative license with the layering as long as everything ends up in the dish. I sprinkled olives on top of the avocado mix.....
...then added the cheese, diced tomatoes, onions and green chilies Dishes filled with color are always eye-catching! That sentence is straight from my Grandma Phyllis!
And here is our finished product all ready for the first chip! My mother-in-law took it to card club and had rave reviews, and you all know those card club people know what good food is! Here's the recipe I started with because, remember, I also started with a 9 x 13 pan.
Mexican 7-Layer DipIngredients
- 16 oz. can refried beans
- 2 Cups sour cream
- 1 1/4 package taco seasoning
- 2 avocados, halved, pitted and mashed
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- Spread beans in the bottom of an ungreased, 10 " round/square pan or clear glass dish.
- Combine sour cream and seasoning mix, and spread on bean layer.
- Mix avocados, lemon juice, and garlic. Layer over the sour cream mix.
- Sprinkle with cheese, and top with olives, tomatoes, and onions.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Go grab your favorite chips, and find your favorite chair. Big Ten Basketball and College Football Bowl games are about to begin!!!!
or as we say in Boilermaker Country,
Until the next time Peeps, have a great day,
and make a positive difference
in someone else's life.