Texas American Twist

Fall has not quite reached Savannah yet. At least, not the Fall I’m used to! Temps are still in the 80-90 range and the breeze is warm enough to delay opening the windows. That doesn’t stop us from shopping for sweaters, cooking pumpkin desserts, and drinking cider though!

A drizzling rain didn’t deter Labor Day picnics, either. Yesterday I had the privilege of being invited to the home of a sweet family in church for an evening of lawn games, grilled food, and an exciting round (or 3) of Four on a Couch. Chips and dip seemed like a good complement, so I decided to try this recipe on my own for the first time.

The original Texas American Dip has been around the block a few times. It started with my cousin’s version, and then Mom made a few alterations, and now I have my own interpretation too! Based on the amount of dip leftover, I would feel safe saying it was a hit.

You need:

2 cans refried beans

1 c. sour cream

1 c. mayo

1 package taco seasoning

2 medium tomatoes

2 medium avocados

2 c. shredded cheese

3/4 c. chopped olives

Warm the refried beans over the stove or in the microwave until they are easily “squished”.  Spread them out on a medium-large pizza pan, leaving about .5 inches around the edge.

Mix the sour cream, mayo, and taco seasoning in a separate dish. Spread this over the refried beans to make the second layer.

Chop the avocados into bite-sized pieces for the 3rd layer…

…..And then the tomatoes…

Add a thick layer of shredded cheese. I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella.

Sprinkle the chopped olives on top for the finishing touch. Serve immediately or chill for an hour or two.

For a cute presentation, I placed tortilla chips around the edge of the pan (sorry, no picture!).  Voila!

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The Mrs. G's

A mother-daughter project (our married names both begin with G) to rejuvenate our love of cooking and make meals creative and exciting! And now that I (mom) have discovered the Trim Healthy Mama way of cooking, I am trying to incorporate more healthful recipes!

3 thoughts on “Texas American Twist”

  1. I think it is safe to say that your wonderful dip was quite a hit! Benjamin is taking the last little serving for lunch tomorrow, but he “complained” that it wasn’t enough. Ha! Thank you for coming to our home and for sharing your delightful dish. We enjoyed having you!

    Miss Miranda

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