Monday, May 4, 2015

taco DIP

• 2 lbs lean ground beef
• 2 packets (1 oz each) taco seasoning mix
• 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
• 1 (16 oz) container sour cream

• 4 medium to large avocados
• Juice of 4 limes
• 3-4 jalapenos chopped
• 3 cloves of garlic
• ½ Large red onion, chopped
• 1/4 tsp kosher salt
• 1 packet ORTEGA guacamole seasoning
• (let the guacamole sit one hour before eating)

• 2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
• 1 bag shredded lettuce
• 1 bunch fresh green onions, sliced
• 4 vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced

1. In a heavy skillet, combine ground beef with 1 packet of taco seasoning. Stir well and cook on medium until cooked through. Drain. Combine cooked beef with refried beans and set aside.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream and 1 packet of taco seasoning mix. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, place peeled and seeded avocados and mash well. Add lime juice, chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, kosher salt, garlic and seasoning. Set aside
4.In a 9x13 or similar size serving dish, evenly spread the beef/bean mixture on bottom. Continue layering in the following order: sour cream mixture, guacamole, and shredded cheese, and lettuce. Top evenly with a layer of green onions and tomatoes. Wrap tightly, keep chilled, and serve with hearty corn chips. (instead of the tomatoes and onions I topped it with leftover pico de gallo, which I added to the end and is entirely optional)

Homemade Taco Seasoning: (I used a couple batches of this instead of the packet stuff)
• 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
• 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
• 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
• 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
• 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
• 1/2 tsp. Paprika
• 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
• 1 tsp. Sea Salt
• 1 tsp. Black Pepper
• Ingredients
• 3-6 large diced tomatoes
1 diced medium sized onion
¼-1 bunch of cilantro (use more or less depending on your taste)
juice of 1-2 limes
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 tsp of salt
2 jalapenos (or more if you prefer it hotter), I have also used a couple of TBS of jarred jalapenos chopped plus the juice they are in
(let sit at least an hour before eating)