7 Layer Dip

On Sunday, February 5th, The New York Giants played the New England Patriots in the Superbowl. The New York Giants pulled it out of their asses and won. (number 4, in case anyone is counting, because I am!!)

A few coworkers and I got together one day and brainstormed a superbowl party, for us to have while we were working during the superbowl. We envisioned a Crockpot/slow cooker with hot sausages and sauerkraut, chicken wings, deviled eggs, dip, and chips.

I was assigned the dip and chips..

So, as I do with all of my recipes, I researched several recipes before I found something I thought would knock the socks and shoes off of people. The dip I chose was 7 Layer Dip, as the title says, and it goes a little something like this:

What you’ll need:

2 cans of refried beans (Ortega brand)

2 small cans of green chilies (Ortega)

16 ounces of sour cream (at room temperature)

8 ounces of cream cheese (at room temperature)

8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, grated

8 ounces of monteray jack cheese, grated

Guacamole (3 avocados smashed, and mixed with 1 cup of pico de gallo, Salt & Pepper juice of 1/2 lime)

pico de gallo (6 roma tomatoes(chopped),2 jalapenos, (minced) 1 large white onion(chopped), 1 bunch cilantro(minced), salt & pepper, juice of 1/2 lime)

12 ounces Pickled Jalapenos (chopped)

1 small can, sliced Black Olives

Our Mise En Place will be exhaustive today, Sorry..

For the Pica De Gallo:

Chop the tomatoes, cilantro and onion, place into a large bowl. Mince the Jalapeno and mix together. Add sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Sprinkle the juice of 1/2 lime over top and allow to rest while you make the Guacamole.

Make the Guacamole:

Remove the Avocado from the skins and smash the avocado with a fork. Add 1 cup of Pico De Gallo, and mix together. Add sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and the juice of 1/2 lime.

For the refried beans:

In a saute pan, empty the contents of the can, allow to cook until heated through, and add the can of green chilies and keep warm.

Sour Cream/Cream Cheese:

Hopefully you left your cream cheese out for a few hours so that it is room temperature. Once the cream cheese is soft, mix it together with the sour cream, and leave at room temperature.

For the recipe (or layers)

First Layer – Refried beans:

Take the re-fried beans that you managed to keep warm in the pan, and spread them in the bottom of a 9×11 baking dish.

Second Layer – Cheddar Cheese:

Spread your Sharp Cheddar Cheese over the beans, making an honest effort to distribute evenly. Try to keep the grated cheese away from your flying into your mouth.

Third Layer – Sour Cream/Cream Cheese:

Spread the Creamy, amazing, heavenly mixture on top of the cheddar cheese, trying your best to not disturb the cheddar cheese resting underneath.

Fourth Layer – Guacamole:

Spread the strangely acidic tasting green stuff evenly, over the sour cream layer. don’t worry too much if it streaks with the sour cream layer, no one will see it.

Fifth Layer – Monterrey Jack Cheese:

Once again, make an honest effort to even distribute the cheese. Watch out for flying cheese, aiming for your mouth area.

Sixth Layer – Black Olives:

Sprinkle the Black olives over top of the cheese. It’s okay if it’s not perfectly even, it makes it look rustic.

Seventh Layer – Pico De Gallo:

Using about 2 cups of Pico De Gallo, using a slotted spoon, (or your hands) place the pico on top of the olive layer, being careful to not completely drown out the other layers underneath. The reason I want you to use a slotted spoon is because I only want the vegetables of the Pico, no juices.

There you have it, The seven deadly layers.

But wait! There’s Moooooore!

I also added a layer of pickled jalapenos, because I freaking LOVE them.


In case you are wondering, I serve this with Tostitos new, roasted garlic and black bean chips and Tostitos multigrain scoops.

By the way, the critics, reporters, and analysts are calling Eli Manning a Hall of Famer now.  I might agree with them, if provides the Giants with another superbowl.


This recipe was adapted from http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Have you thought of baking the entire dish for a few minutes to melt the cheddar and monterey jack cheese?

    1. I thought of that briefly, but then hot foot items are harder to keep at a safe temperature than a cold food item. Instead I encouraged people to Microwave their portions for about 1 minute to melt everything together.

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