Thursday, December 31, 2009

Many Layer Mexican Dip

Dip is one of those foods sent by the gods to the dogs. At parties everywhere, animated guests try valiantly to get said dip to their mouths via tippy, fragile chips. The result? Tastiness rains for sharp-eyed canines everywhere. Guests are relieved that their indiscretions disappear so quickly -- long before the hostess notices extra patterns on the oriental rug. Good dog!

Here is a well-known favorite of people and dogs alike. Sometimes known as 7-Layer Mexican Dip-- but who's really counting?

Many Layer Mexican Dip 
Simply spread the layers on a large plate. You can be as artistic as you like. But it all goes the same place in the end.

1st layer: 1 can black refried beans (or pinto or use bean dip)

2nd layer: 1 cup or a package guacamole -- however much it takes to spread over the beans.  Homemade guac is great but it isn't really necessary after all the other flavors and who can find good avocados in January?

3rd layer: 3/4 cup sour lean (or sour cream) mixed well with 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 to 1 package taco seasoning

4th layer: about 1 cup of finely grated cheese -- cheddar, pepperjack or whatever you like

5th layer: 1 bunch chopped green onions

6th layer: about 1 cup chopped tomatoes (grape or cherry work nicely as they are pretty and not too juicy)

7th layer: 1 can sliced olives and/ or green chilis or jalepenos -- you decide -- people love or hate these

8th layer: chopped fresh cilantro -- this make the whole dip taste fresh!

Serve with corn chips and eat while standing over dog.


  1. When I ate this dip at your house, I didn't stand over you, Carmella. I apologize. But I had a plate, so I'm not sure it would have mattered.

  2. You'd be surprised about the effectiveness of plates. Studies have shown guests with plates dribble 53% more than with chips alone.