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Layered Taco Dip and Homemade Taco Seasoning

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This is a recipe stolen from my stepmother.  It is a variation of the classic 8 layer dip.  I added in a layer of black beans and some taco seasoning to go in the sour cream.  We used to use the taco seasoning that comes in the packet ready to go.  However, I recently looked at the ingredients and was slightly disgusted.  So, now we just mix up our own taco seasoning with spices we have in the cabinet. I’ll include the recipe we’ve been using for that below as well.

Layered Taco Dip
3 avocados
4-6 green onions
1 can of black beans
1 cup of sour cream with taco seasoning mixed in**
1 cup Salsa
1/2-1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Bacon
Black olives

Layer in order in a 8″ square pan (or pie plate or fancy dip plate).

Taco Seasoning
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix together and store in an airtight container.  This should make enough seasoning for 1 pound of ground meat when you’re having a taco night.  First, brown the meat, then drain, then add 2 tablespoons of seasoning with 1/2 cup of water.  Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until liquid thickens. Grab a taco, pile on some of your favorite toppings, and dig in!

Greg’s Comments: Dip. Tacos. This is classic man food. Low on fuss, high on taste! The fact that I’ve been the head chef on these multiple times should tell you something.

Every family trying to balance a hectic schedule and still get dinner on the table needs a few easy prep items that everyone will love up their sleeve. These fit the bill!

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