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Super Bowl Dip

Lucky me! My friend Dale is having another Super Bowl party this year, and he has graciously invited me. Like last year, I will bring Texas Cooking's famous party-size tray of banana pudding. Today's Recipe of the Week is another party essential - 7-layer Dip. After extensive research, I have determined that the best way to serve this wonderful dip is in a 9 by 13 rectangular dish. See for yourself!

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7-layer Dip

This delicious dip is certain to disappear in a hurry. Instead of using store-bought guacamole, you make your own by mashing the avocados. The perfect party dip, which your guests won't soon forget.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe Haas avocados, medium size
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 taco seasoning mix packet
  • 2-1/2 cups bean dip, plain or jalapeño
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 7-ounce can ripe (black) olives, chopped
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • tortilla chips
Preparation:
  1. Peel, pit and mash avocados in medium bowl. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning.
  3. To assemble, spread layers in the following order on a large, shallow platter or dish:
    1. Bean dip mixture
    2. Avocado mixture
    3. Seasoned sour cream/mayonnaise mixture
    4. Chopped onions
    5. Chopped tomatoes
    6. Chopped olives
    7. Cheese
  4. May be made in advance and refrigerated.

If you do make this in advance, set it out about a half hour before serving so that some of the chill is taken off. Readers may also enjoy our recipe for guacamole, and a special article on chips and dips. .

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