How do you make a 7-layer nacho dip?


Quick Answer

Make seven-layer dip by stacking layers of Tex-Mex ingredients directly in the desired serving dish. Typically, the seven layers are refried beans, sour cream, salsa, cheddar cheese, green onions, olives and tomatoes.

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Begin putting the dip together by covering the bottom of a casserole dish with a thick layer of refried beans. While store-bought refried beans work well for this recipe, using homemade pureed black beans lightens up this classic dish. To make homemade black beans, pick over, soak and rinse the black beans before cooking them in boiling water with salt, onion and cilantro. For a little extra spice, add a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce before pureeing the mixture.

The next layer is typically the sour cream. Mixing the sour cream with cream cheese makes for a richer taste and a thicker texture. A lighter option is to substitute plain low-fat Greek yogurt.

After spreading the sour cream, pour a layer of salsa on top. On top of the salsa, sprinkle a layer of shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend. Finish the dip with sliced olives, diced tomatoes and finely sliced green onions.

Serve the dip with plenty of tortilla chips. A common variation on this recipe is to serve the dip in individual servings made in clear plastic cups.

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