Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Anti-Chicken Fingers Movement - Classic 70s 7-Layer Dip

Tonight is a big night for America.  Madonna is playing in the halftime show at the Superbowl!!!  I know most of you are just as excited as I am!  And if you happen to be a New England or Giants fan, then it's an even more exciting night for you!  There are a million recipes for a seven layer dip; everyone has different tastes.  And this recipe suits my tastes...and hopefully yours.  :)  (p.s. I left off the olives in my can too!)

Classic 70s 7-Layer Dip
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish 

1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 (10 ounce) can of refried beans
1 package of taco seasoning
2 avocados
Juice of half a lime
Pinch of kosher salt
3 turns of the pepper grinder
1 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, cleaned, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup of sliced black olives
1 green onion top, sliced

In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and mayonnaise together; set aside. In another small microwave bowl, add the refried beans and warm for 1 minute, stir in the taco seasoning and mix well. Scoop out the avocados into another medium sized bowl, add the lime juice, salt and pepper and mash together using a potato masher.

Layer in a clear, glass pie plate as listed below, but leaving a small border around the edge for each layer, so that each layer shows on the outside. Layer in order as follows:

Layer 1 - Seasoned Refried Beans
Layer 2 - Avocado
Layer 3 - Sour Cream Mixture
Layer 4 - Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Layer 5 - Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
Layer 6 - Sliced Black Olives (no thanks!)
Layer 7 - Sliced Green Onion

Serve immediately with tortilla chips.