I was looking for an appetizer dip that was a little different with a touch of heat and came across this recipe that has a bit more than a touch of heat and spice but I thought this sounded perfect for get togethers. Recipe source: Simply Simpatico, a community cookbook
- 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 3 avocados, mashed
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained and chopped
- 4 green onions, greens only chopped
- 1⁄2 lb cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 lb monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 12 ripe olives, pitted and sliced
- 1 tomato, seeded and cubed
- chili powder, to taste
- parsley, garnish
- 1 (7 ounce) bag tortilla chips
- Use a glass pie plate or a glass serving dish and this will be made in layers.
- Layer 1: mix together refried beans and taco seasoning. Spread on pie dish, but not all the way to the edges.
- Layer 2: Mash the avocados with sour cream, lemon juice and garlic salt. Spread on top of bean mixture.
- Layer 3: Sprinkle green chiles and green onions over all.
- Layer 4: Combine cheeses and sprinkle over covering the previous layers completely.
- Layer 5: Decorate with sliced olives and tomatoe cubes.
- Sprinkle chili powder over all and garnish with parsley.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
This was a yummy dip. I have made similar recipes before that I have loved and this was no exception. Easy to throw together and real crowd pleaser. It makes a great last minute impromptu dish as I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.