Saturday, March 13, 2010

7-Layer Dip

from my mom.

I love 7-layer dip! It is so tasty and easy to make. There are endless variations out there, some with ground beef or different types of beans (black, pinto or kidney) and cheeses. So feel free to add anything that could add to the mexican flavors. I'm sure you could make some healthier substitutions to make it a little lighter without sacrificing too much taste.

2 cups refried beans*
4-5 tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup cheese, grated
1 jar black or Spanish olives, sliced
3-4 stalks of green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup sour cream
1 cup guacamole or 1-2 avocados, diced
1 bunch of cilantro, minced
*I also sprinkle a little chili powder or add jalepeƱos on top for some spice
1 bag of tortilla chips

In a large casserole dish, lay down a thick slab of refried beans until covering the bottom evenly. Then add the sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, olives, green onions and cheese. Garnish with cilantro and sprinkle chili powder on top. Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

*In Europe it is difficult to find refried beans. SO, you can make your own by heating up 2 cans red kidney beans with 1 Tbsp butter and 1/3 cup salsa, then puree.

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