Thursday, May 3, 2012

Seven Layer Taco Dip With Homemade Tortilla Chips

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo I thought I would try out an old favorite, seven layer taco dip with homemade tortilla chips that are baked not fried. Serve this along side your delicious margaritas and I'm sure you will make your party crowd happy. Enjoy!

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 oz package of taco seasoning mix
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 15.5 oz jar of salsa, heat level of your choice I usually pick medium
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz container of sour cream
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Small head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 6 oz can of sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

  • How to Put It Together

  1. In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and the refried beans. 
    1. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
  2. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl
    1. Spread over the refried beans.
  3. Now put a layer of salsa, a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa
  4. Top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of flour tortillas
  • 1 Package of wheat tortillas, for your health conscious friends
  • A nonstick cooking spray, preferable olive oil or original
  • Salt for seasoning (optional)

Oven: 350°F                Time: 6 mins                 Serving Size: 8-10 people

How to Put It Together

  1. Lay the tortillas out on a cutting board and spray with cooking spray on both sides and if you are adding seasoning sprinkle on both sides
  2. Stack the tortillas about 8 high and using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut them like you would a pizza into 4 triangles.
  3. Arrange the tortilla triangles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes
  4. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool, as they cool they will continue to crisp up.
Eat Well & Adventure On,
Kat