Superbowl food: 7 layer dip

I don't know from football, but the recipes I've been seeing for Superbowl Sunday food looked mouthwatering. So I tried one. I went with New York magazine's Seven-Layer Dip, with a few adjustments.


The first 3 layers: refried black beans, a Spanish-style rice, and seasoned ground beef.

Layer 4 is salsa.

Layer 5 is cheese.

Layer 5.5--a sprinkling of chopped jalapeños. Note to self: add at least twice as many jalapeños as you think you need.
At this point I departed from the recipe and threw everything in the oven for about 30 minutes. I wanted this stuff WARM!

Because we were having dip for dinner, I served it out into portions. Then we each added the last 2 layers, guacamole and sour cream.



Served with unsalted corn chips. Oh my goodness SO MUCH FOOD!


Notes:

As mentioned, this is not supposed to be heated, but since it was dinner instead of an appetizer, I wanted it hot. It was SO filling, basically like eating the inside of an excellent and gigantic burrito.

As someone who has eaten brown rice for years for health purposes, I must say that the taste of white rice is like crack--WOW AMAZING GIVE ME MORE MORE NOW NOW NOW. Brown rice is a bit of a chore to eat. White rice is so satisfying and RICE-y. Fantastic. Great, another thing I gotta remember to stay away from.

I used sharp cheddar cheese, not a good cheese for getting all melty and stringy (though it tastes great). Next time I might use something gooier, like a pepper jack.

I forgot that our smallest diner does not much like things to be all mixed together, so all she would eat was corn chips dipped in sour cream. If I had been thinking I would have saved out a little rice, a little beans, and a little beef and served them to her on a kiddie plate with separate sections. Well, next time.

3 comments:

ValleyWriter said...

Glad you got your Super Bowl food after all. We did the same thing - Super Bowl snacks for dinner!

JMM said...

I know what you mean about the white rice. I only eat whole wheat or brown rice pasta now, so when I occasionally eat regular pasta it tastes like butter! Yum.

Wallace said...

I just ripped this out of NY mag to try BEFORE reading your blog. Kwinky Dink.
It looks awesome. Also,the white rice,it's all about the white rice.