By Kelly Bogard

Hooray for sunshine! Don’t get me wrong. We LOVE the rain here in Central Texas. But it can sure wreak havoc on the weekend plans. This weekend, in particular, there will be several celebrations for Cinco De Mayo.

Snack foods are always at the center of any party I throw. Add a little Tex-Mex flair and you have great choices. I used this recipe for guacamole and added six more layers to make this week’s treat.

For Seven Layer Dip you will need…Seven Layer Dip
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 yellow onion, divided
1 cup chunky salsa
16 oz. refried beans
3 Haas avocados
1 to 2 lemons
1 tsp. garlic salt
16 oz. sour cream
2 to 3 Roma tomatoes
4 oz. sliced black olives, drained
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
Chips for serving

There are so many ways to make seven layer dip. In fact, I’ve seen several recipes use lettuce instead of beef. Now I love a good salad, but this Texas girl prefers beef. Let’s get layering.

First, combine the ground beef and taco seasoning in a large skillet. Take half the onion, chop and add it to the meat. Brown the mixture over medium heat until cooked through.
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While the meat is cooking, mix together the beans and salsa. Set aside.
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Then make this guacamole and chop the tomatoes.
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In a 9 x 13 baking dish, spread the browned meat into the bottom. Then follow up with the beans, sour cream and guacamole. The more even the layers, the better it will look from the side.
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Finally, top with the tomatoes, then olives and cheese.
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This is a great on-the-go recipe as all of the ingredients are easy to find and the only cooking required is the beef. It will surely make a great addition to your fiesta. Have an amazing weekend and get out and enjoy the sun. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Seven Layer Dip

Summary: Layers of flavor for everyone

Ingredients

Seven Layer Dip

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 yellow onion, divided
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 16 oz. refried beans
  • 3 Haas avocados
  • 1 to 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 2 to 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 4 oz. sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • Chips for serving

Instructions

  • Brown ground meat and ½ chopped onion in a sauce pan seasoning with taco seasoning.
  • Mix together the beans with the salsa and set aside.
  • Make the guacamole.
  • Chop the tomatoes.
  • Layer the cooked ground beef in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Then add the bean mixture.
  • Then sour cream.
  • Then guacamole.
  • Sprinkle with tomatoes.
  • Add the olives.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 20 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 16-20

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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