I can't remember a summer cookout at my parent's house that didn't have a Taco Salad Dip. Now that I have made it myself for a girls night I understand why! Its comes together quickly, its cheap, and it tastes amazing! Make this for game day, or like I did, for friends getting together!
|The more level you can get your layers the better!|
Taco Salad Dip
Serves a crowd
1 package cream cheese
1 8 oz. bottle taco sauce
1 12 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 2/3 cup home cooked black beans)
1 medium head romaine lettuce, shredded
1 8 oz. package montery jack shredded cheese
3-5 jalapeno pepper slices
1/2 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped
Let the cream cheese come to room temperature in a mixing bowl. Pour entire bottle of taco sauce over this and beat with mixer until well combined. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 9" pan or similar sized container. Layer the black beans, tomatoes, and lettuce. Finish with the cheese. Garnish with chopped jalepanos. Let this sit in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips and a spoon!
A couple of things to note, this is not a make ahead dish. It comes together quickly and can sit for about 1-2 hours before being served, it will get soggy if served the next day. If you want more spice try adding some hot sauce to the cream cheese mixture. This does well in a square glass container with no slope to the sides. You want to layer the ingredient level, it looks so pretty this way! While I don't recommend serving to guests the next day, save it for yourself, it still tastes good!