7 Layer Dip

Having fun at the party….Utah has Days of 47….we celebrate the Pioneers coming to the Utah Valley in 1847.
Every year at our annual Days of 47 party we have a big family pool party and BBQ at grandpa’s house. Everybody has been coming for so many years we all have our assigned foods we bring. There are usually no surprises. 

7 Layer Dip
 I get to bring the chips and dips. And I might bring 2 kinds of dip, but one of them is always this one. And do you know why?

I buy the Giant Taco seasoning since I use it so much, it’s a lot more economical than buying the packets. 

Because if I don’t bring my 7 layer dip I might get thrown upside down into the pool.  My sister-in-law has to ALWAYS bring her famous cream puffs too! See the recipe HERE.  And here is the recipe for this yummy dip. It’s really easy. 

Yummy 7 layer dip…I actually only have 6 layers here because the onions aren’t on here yet!

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (I add a few tablespoons of picante or salsa into mine too)

1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 bowl of guacamole (or make homemade guacamole with picante sauce)
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 can of medium olives, drained and sliced
1/4 cup sliced green onions (mostly the green ends)
Refried Beans bottom layer…

Mix half the taco seasoning in with the refried beans and a few tablespoons of salsa. Then mix the other half of the packet of taco seasoning with the container of sour cream. It will make it a little bit peachy looking. 
Next layer is sour cream mixed with Taco Seasoning …just to taste…to give it a little zip. 
Then spread a layer of the beans first in a round or oval casserole dish close to a 9 or 10 inch size. Then spread the layer of sour cream. 
Homemade guacamole….3 avocados, Seasoning salt, pepper, lemon or lime juice and 2 Tablespoons of Salsa, and 2 Tablespoons sour cream. 
The third layer is quacamole. I usually make my own with just 2 or 3 avocados smashed up in a bowl with some lime juice and a little salsa and a few tablespoons of sour cream (I use it from the 8 ounce container before I spread it). Then spread the guacamole. 
Chop up some fresh tomatoes… I think I did 2 medium ones here (or 3 small tomatoes).
Next I sprinkle the Mexican cheese  over the top. Then I slice up the tomatoes, olives and green onions and kind of layer all 3 of those. It looks bright orange, red and green, and VERY appetizing!  There is usually none left after 20 minutes of partying! (We are such PARTY ANIMALS!)
Slice up a can of olives into thirds, or just in half…..

Grate a cup of grated, cheddar or Mexican blend cheese…..
Then garnish with some thin slices of green onion OR cilantro if you don’t li ke onions. It will be delicious and gobbled up right away.  If you want to do this for a party you can do individual 7 layer dips in clear plastic cups. Just follow the same directions putting layers into 10 to 12 little cups. It is really cute and that way nobody is DOUBLE DIPPING! eEk! 
Finished 7 Layer Dip…want a bite? Hmmm….???

Bottom Layer 1: beans and taco seasoning

Layer 2: sour cream & taco seasoning
Layer 3: guacamole
Layer 4: grated cheese
Layer 5: diced up tomatoes
Layer 6:  sliced olives
Top Layer:  sliced green onions
Mexican 7 layer dip….a great party food!

I added cilantro to my 7 Layer Dip…… instead of green onions.  

And here are 3 generations of our family….to bad I was taking the pictures or it would be 4 generations, DUH!  I’ll have to remember next time…..it wasn’t like nobody was around either! 
I sure love these 2 little adorable pioneers….yup I do!