Today, our Gooseberry Patch Guest Blogger series continues with a game-day recipe you'll love!
Lana from Walking the Off-Beaten Path is sharing a tailgating classic that's sure to put you in the mood to cheer on your favorite teams during March Madness!
Take it away, Lana!
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It’s that time of year: time for everyone to “Get ready to RUMBLE!” Indiana is a prime place to gather and celebrate basketball games and we bleed Gold and Black in this house. Go Purdue!
This is probably why I fell in love with Gooseberry Patch’s little recipe book, Our Favorite Game-Day. It is filled with easy and very popular recipes to make anyone’s game-day get-together a winner.
The big hit at all our family holiday parties, and a recipe I will make many, many more times by request is the 7-Layer Mexican Dip. WOW!
It can make a little or a lot, but there is rarely any left in the pan after you set it on the counter. After gathering the ingredients, it is a breeze to put together.
Here's what you'll need...
Ok, beans go on the bottom, and to fill this 9 X 13 dish, I increased my portions, about doubling most.
Next mix up the sour cream with your taco seasoning mix, and spread that over the bean layer.
Now it's time to prepare the most labor-intensive part of the dip, peeling the avocados! No matter how many times I have wished for it, the Good Lord still believes I can make do with only two arms and hands, so I do not have a picture of me peeling these guys, but the end result is represented.
Add lemon juice and garlic and then mash it all together with a fork. Spread over the last layer.
(Yes, you can save time and buy the guacamole, but this is a much healthier and tastier way to serve your avocados!)
I seem to have reversed a step here according to directions, but you can have some creative license with the layering as long as everything ends up in the dish. I sprinkled olives on top of the avocado mix...
Then added the cheese, diced tomatoes, onions and green chilies. Since this batch was going to a Christmas family gathering, I wanted to accent the red and green. Gotta be festive during the holidays!
And here is our finished product all ready for the first chip!
With March Madness starting soon, there will be many more opportunities to gather and watch basketball and make this wonderful, crowd pleasing dip...you'll love it.
My mother-in-law took it to card club and had rave reviews, and you know those card club people know what good food is! Here's the recipe I started with but, remember, I also started with a 9 x 13 pan.
Thanks so much for stopping by today to share this recipe, Lana!
Join us back here in a few weeks for another guest post, and if YOU would like to contribute, just drop us a note. We'd love to hear about a Gooseberry Patch recipe that you love or that you've tailored especially for your family.