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Seven Layer Tex-Mex Dip

Seven layer dip is a classic! Televised sporting events and backyard parties just aren't the same without this tasty combo of avocado, refried beans, fresh tomatoes and other fixings.

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  • 3 medium avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1-ounce package dry taco seasoning mix
  • 8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 8-ounce can jalapeno bean dip, or refried beans
  • 3 to 4 green onions, thinly sliced, or 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 6-ounce can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
  • Salted tortilla chips to serve

Serves 8 as an appetizer

  1. In a medium bowl and using a fork or potato masher, mash the avodado with the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.  Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco mix.  Stir well to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  3. On a large platter or shallow baking dish, spread the bean dip or refried beans.
  4. Top the beans with the mashed avocado.
  5. Spread the sour cream mixture over the avocado.
  6. Next, sprinkle the grated cheese to cover the avocado, and finally top with the chopped onions or pepper, tomatoes and black olives.
  7. Refrigerate the dip until ready to serve; the dip may be made several hours in advance.  Serve with salted tortilla chips.

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