Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fantastic Mexican Dip

We went to a cook-out last Friday and it was a Mexican theme and I wanted to bring an appetizer and dessert. I liked refried beans in mexican dips, but I also like ground beef, so I combine them together and it makes for a nice blend.

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 (16 ounce) jar taco sauce
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tomato, cubed (or canned diced tomatoes, drained)
2 green onions, sliced
1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)

Crumble ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, mix in the refried beans and taco sauce, stir together and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning mix. Spread the mixture into a medium serving dish.
Layer the sour cream mixture with beef mixture, Cheddar cheese and lettuce. Top with tomato, green onions and black olives (if desired).

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