This is a pretty typical 4 layer taco dip. It always gets rave reviews at my parties and I'm always being asked for the recipe. I'm not sure where this originally comes from, I got it from my mom
Take the small can of refried beans, heat and mix with the 13oz. of cream cheese. Put in bottom of dish while warm. (The dish should be a casserole dish or a baking pan of about the same size.)
Mix small 1 cup of sour cream, taco seasoning mix. Use taco seasoning to taste (I use the whole package). Spread over First Layer.
Mix mashed avocados, garlic powder, salt, 1/2 cup sour cream, tabasco, lemon juice, and 1 chopped green onion. Mix to a smooth consistency. Spread over Second Layer. (I put in 3 or 4 dashes of tabasco.)
Avocado tip: cut them to the pit around the center, twist, and scoop out each half.
Sprinkle chopped tomato, the rest of the green onions chopped, and grated cheddar cheese over the top. (I usually throw in a handfull of shredded iceburg lettuce and some sliced black olives. I mix these together in a seperate bowl, then sprinkle the mix over the top.)
Now your done. Get some tortilla chip
s and enjoy or refrigerate
for later use. I usually purchase reduced fat/low sodium/etc for proccessed ingredents and fresh ingrediants for the rest. If at all possible use ripe avocados
instead of quacamole
. If that is impossible (like the last time I made it) try to find some really good quacamole
, it makes a huge
dannye suggests cutting way down or leaving the cream cheese out and adding sliced black olives to the garnish. Personally I love the cream cheese. The black olives were a great idea and will be a regular part of it when I make it.