Monday, May 05, 2008

T's 7-layered dip

We wanted to make something taco-salad-like. We had corn tortillas that I was going to cut up and bake to make chips . I was going to use leftover already soaked black beans to throw together a salsa. And we had pre-soaked and frozen brown beans to make into refried beans. While brainstorming, we decided to throw it all together into one mega dip. This is what we came up with:

Layered in a bread pan (or use a small casserole dish if you have one):
Serves 2 (or more if you make more of it ;) )
Layer 1: yummy, healthy, homemade refried beans (we used this recipe loosely and left off the cilantro until layer #7)
Layer 2: Cheddar and Mozz cheese shredded; you don't need much (it melted into the refried beans)
Layer 3: Torn iceberg lettuce
Layer 4: Bean Salsa (half "can" black beans, tomatoes, half red onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4-1/2 cup cilantro, juice of one lime, 1 chipotle pepper (from the canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce; we always have an open can in our freezer that we use; ) the addition of the peppers was Daniel's brilliant idea, as we had no chili peppers and I wanted it spicy
Layer 5: more cheese (once again, you don't need to use much, but you can if you want :) )
Layer 6: chopped green onions
Layer 7: cilantro

And there you have it. It was super yummy with the tortilla chips. I could have eaten the whole thing. With a spoon.
Save any extra bean salsa for tortilla chips as well.


Melissa said...

mmmm that looks yummy!!

Jes said...

I have a recipe similar to this, but without the beans... I do not like beans. and it's no where near as healthy. I mix one pack of cream cheese with one pack of sour cream and a packet of taco seasoning. Then I spread it on the bottom of a 9x13 dish, put cheese, lettuce, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, black olives (whatever you like) then top it with salsa. YUM. it is great to dip chips in.

Melissa said...

sorry for not sending you my creme puff recipe sooner. can i get your email address and i'll send it?