Spicy Seven Layer Dip | GAME DAY Food

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Chips and dip is probably my biggest weakness. There are few snacks I find more satisfying than the crunch of a tortilla chip alongside a nice spicy guac or salsa. With the Super Bowl looming (which admittedly, I care more about the food than the game itself), I found myself super craving a nice seven layered dip.

I started with a layer of chipotle cream cheese, followed by taco meat (or refried beans, for the vegetarian option) and cheese. I whipped up my own jalapeno and avocado sour cream spread, then topped it with diced tomatoes, fresh iceberg lettuce, and more cheddar cheese. Yes, it is every bit amazing, and spicy, as it sounds.

This recipe is also so seriously simple, and cheap, it's perfect for any last minute game day dish or even for dinner. Seriously, I've been eating it all week. It gets better the longer it chills but can still be served room temperature and be totally delicious.

I used my very own easy peasy guacamole recipe and added some sour cream to help make it spreadable and tone down the jalapenos - but only a touch. I used a food processor to make it a nice creamy consistency, but if you like your guac chunky, dice it all up by hand!

Chill the guacmole while you prepare the other ingredients. It's easiest to work with the cream cheese at room temperature. Stir in the chipotle peppers and parsley until the cream cheese is totally mixed in, with few to no white chunks remaining.

Begin by spreading the cream cheese mix across the bottom of a glass dish or pan. I happened to make three sizes: one for a party, with one vegetarian option, and one for myself to eat throughout the week.

Next, add the taco meat, followed by refried beans and cheddar cheese. I recommend not using warm taco meat, since it may melt the cheese and make the dip less...dip-able.

Then spread the guacamole on top of those layers, followed by diced tomatoes, green onions, and parsley (or cilantro, if you don't think it tastes like soap, as I do).

Finally, add a nice, thick fresh layer of shredded iceberg lettuce on top. You'll need the refreshing after taste the lettuce brings to sooth your taste buds after eating this dip for sure.

Top with your favorite cheese, then chill for at least one hour, if you can. Longer is better, but wait to put the lettuce and final layer of cheese on just prior to serving, so the lettuce stays super crisp.

Dip away!

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Spicy Seven Layer Dip

  • Number of Servings: 24
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Spicy Seven Layer Dip | GAME DAY Food


  • 16 oz ground beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 roma tomato
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped to whites
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded & chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 8 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup fresh parlsey, chopped
  • 8 oz refried beans
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper, to taste

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  1. Cook and crumble the ground beef and season with ingredients listed. Make far enough ahead to let cool completely.
  2. Combine the avocados, sour cream, tomato, red onion, 1-2 green onions, lime juice, lemon juice, jalapenos, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, and cilantro in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and the fresh parsley until no chunks of cream cheese remain.
  4. First layer: spread a thick layer of the chipotle cream cheese across the bottom of the pan.
  5. Second layer: add the cooked ground beef on top of the cream cheese.
  6. Third layer: spread the refried beans, if using, across the top of the taco meat,
  7. Fourth layer: then add half of the cheese on top of the beans with some fresh parsley.
  8. Fifth layer: spread a smooth layer of the avocado sour cream across the top of the cheese and beans.
  9. Sixth layer: add the diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, and any remaining parsley in a thin layer.
  10. Seventh layer: spread the iceberg lettuce evenly across the top of the dip, followed by colby jack cheese.
  11. Serve with tortilla chips, croustinis, veggies and anything else you can dip! Enjoy!

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