Holidays and parties have become my pride and passion. You have no idea the perfectionist mentality and level of crazy I can reach, until it’s time for a party. I’m all about little creative extras to make things more special. Ah, the details. Anyways, 4th of July is the first holiday since the launch of the Rebel Blonde, so here we go. Hold onto your Uncle Sam hat because it’s going to be a delicious one!
Fire up the bbq, light the fireworks and lets get it poppin’ with this 4th of July dip, baby dip! Whether you’re going to a party or hosting your own, this is the perfect party dip. Some people might make an ordinary, boring 7 layer dip, but why do that when you can make one that’s fun and patriotic!? I don’t know either. True Story- I made this dip for a 4th of July party my boyfriend and I hosted in our backyard, and no one was eating it. I asked a friend “is there something wrong with my dip?” and she replied, “no it’s just too pretty, no one wants to be the first to eat it.” After I pat myself on the back, I immediately scooped into it so everyone else would too. Yes, I did just give myself a compliment, but you will get the same one, so it’s fine. We are in this together!
(Ingredient amounts are based on the size dish I use- a 9×13 casserole dish that is deep. Make sure your dish is deep enough for the amount of ingredients you want to use. Don’t overflow!)
30 oz of Refried Pinto Beans
16 oz Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
1/2 Packet of Taco Seasoning Mix
12 oz Guacamole
12 oz Mild Salsa
12 oz Medium Salsa
Shredded Lettuce (optional)
3.8 oz Sliced Black Olives (optional)
4 oz Green Chiles (optional)
24 oz Shredded White Cheese (I recommend cheddar and pepper jack)
1 Small Can black beans (Flag Top)
Cherry Tomatoes (Flag Top)
1. Spread refried beans along the bottom of the dish. This will create a great base for your dip.
2. Mix the sour cream with the taco seasoning until desired taste. I use about half. Spread the taco seasoned sour cream on top of the refried beans layer.
3. Mix the medium salsa with the mild salsa and layer it on top of the sour cream. I use enough salsa to make sure it’s an even covered layer. I use mild and medium but use whatever level of salsa heat you prefer.
4. Spread some shredded lettuce on top of your salsa layer. (I skipped this step in the live tutorial, because I wasn’t making it the morning of the party.)
5. Spread your desired amount of sliced black olives and green chiles (both optional) on top of the lettuce layer.
6. Cover the dip completely with white (color is important here) cheese. You don’t want to be able to see anything below the cheese level. We want a solid white base to build our flag on!
7. Use as many or as little black beans as you need to make your “star patch” in the top left corner.
8. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half long ways. Start laying the tomato halves along the cheese in straight lines to mimic the stripes of the flag.
Don’t forget the chips; I found red and blue chips to add an extra touch. I told you, all about the details! Now set it out and let the “Wow you’re so creative” and “This made the party even better” compliments roll in. Okay, I embellished the compliments a little, but you get it. Be proud to be an American.. that made this dip!
Happy 4th of July!
the Rebel Blonde