Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lake Poway 7 layer dip


32 ounces refried beans
4 green chiles, chopped
3 Tbs taco seasoning mix (see below)
1 tsp cummin
1 tsp salt
4 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
4 tablespoons lemon juice
16 ounces salsa (Mrs Renfro's Medium)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3 cups lettuce, shredded
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tin black olives, sliced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
tortilla chips

Layer 1: In a medium bowl, mix together refried beans, green chilies and taco seasoning mix. Spread onto 2 6"x10" bowls.

Layer 2: Blend avocados, lemon juice, cummin and salt.

Layer 3: Spread sour cream on top of avocado mixture.

Layer 4: Top with shredded lettuce,

Layer 5: Top with cheese,

Layer 6: Top with green onions

Layer 7: Add olive slices and salsa.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Make your own taco seasoning mix to control the ingredients for better nutrition.
Prep Time: 10 minutes

2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. paprika
1.4 tsp cayenne
1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 Tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 small Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend thoroughly. Spoon mixture into a tightly closed container and label as "Taco Seasoning Mix". Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. Makes 6 packages (about 2 Tbsp. each) of mix. 2 Tbsp. equals 1.25-oz. pkg. purchased taco seasoning mix.