Count down to Cinco De Mayo!
It's less than 24 hours until Cinco De Mayo, and I can't wait to eat! I have been cooking my favorite Mexican foods all week, and today I decided I needed a bean dip. I created my 7 layer bean dip filled with great Mexican cheeses, andouille sausage, and yes people, bacon!
This dish is quick and simple, fry some diced bacon, then add some fresh andouille sausage to the bacon grease and cook until crispy, remove from pan and add beans to pureed pinto beans to bacon/sausage grease. Yes, people it's a holiday so add the beans to the grease please.
See, look how good this looks.
Start laying the dish, don't forget the pickled jalapenos.
Look at this, look at this...can I get a YUM!
I fried up some fresh tortilla chips, and I am ready to EAT!
Hot 7 Layer Bean Dip, My WAY!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1 29 oz can of whole pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 small bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 chipotle pepper
11X9 casserole dish
cooking spray to coat dish
For the 2nd Layer
8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
For the 3rd Layer
1 jar of pickled, sliced jalapenos
For the 4th Layer
8 oz grated jack cheese
For the 5th-6th Layer
1/2 lb fresh andouille sausage, casing removed
1/2 pack of thick cut bacon, diced
For the 7th Layer
4 oz. enchilado cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
To prepare the first layer, place everything in a blender, blend well and set aside.
To prepare ingredients for 5th and 6th layer. In a skillet over medium heat add about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, add bacon and fry until crisp.
Remove bacon from pan and drain.
Add andouille sausage to bacon grease chop up and cook until brown and crispy about 15 minutes, remove and set aside.
Add beans to bacon/sausage grease and cook about 5 minutes.
Assembly dip in the above order. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes and broil for 3-4 minutes. Enjoy
Garnish with green onions, sour cream and guacamole before serving. Serve with Tortilla Chips.