I literally can't make enough of this dip. It is devoured as soon as I put it on the table. A constant request from my friends, and strangers. This is definitely one of my favorite things to make, it is so easy but yet extremely delicious and a definite crowd pleaser. This is FAR from low cal but most crowd pleasers are not waistline friendly.
I basically dump one can of bean dip in the pan, because I love bean dip! Refried beans would be a more economical option, but not as flavorful, of course you could always add your own seasonings. Now usually I put this in a nice clear casserole or trifle dish, but this was headed to a crawfish boil and aluminum pans are the best option for anything like that.
Hand grated cheese is always the better choice, but I was in a MAJOR hurry.
So pre-packaged it was! Fiesta Blend, any cheese mix
will do. If I am serving immediately I will stick this
in the oven to warm the beans and melt the cheese.
I made this pico myself. It is quite simple.
If you are opposed to making pico or dont have to time you
can usually find it pre-made by the bagged salads.
layer it like so. I love pico.
I love the smell of pico onion and cilantro. YUM
Cream Cheese and Sour Cream mixed with taco seasoning.
It is pretty lumpy because I didn't have time to let it soften.
I always try not to disturb the pico but it never really works out that way. And life really isn't that serious.This layer is the magic maker. This is what makes it so delicious. and the crack I sometimes sprinkle on top but that ingredient is totally optional.
Then right before serving top with guacamole,
I usually use the pre-packaged stuff for convenience,
but I always add lime juice to keep it from browning.
Depending on my mood I will add more cheese on top
1-2 Cans of Bean Dip
Pico de Gallo ( Onion, Roma Tomatoes, Cilantro, Lime, Salt)
8 oz of cheese blend (Cheddar, Colby, Monterrey Jack)
8 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
8 oz Sour Cream
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
In a casserole or trifle dish spread bean dip followed by a generous sprinkling of cheese blend. A handful or so of pico, more or less depends on your taste. In a small bowl mix cream cheese, sour cream, and taco mix. Make this the next layer in the dish. Right before serving add the guacamole, then top with cheese if desired.