Southwest Layered Dip

Everyone loves the cuisine of the Southwest.  Burritos, tortillas, quesadillas, guacamole, beans and cheeses now make up much of our Canadian food landscape.  I created a mini shot glass dip using many of these flavours.  You can serve these as an appetizer or part of a Tex Mex meal.

If you don’t want individual glasses, feel free to add the individual ingredients together and place in a larger serving bowl to be shared by all.

You can also add your own ingredients such as diced olives, tomato salsa and even ground sautéed beef, or cooked shredded chicken. I like to serve these with baked tortilla crisps that you can easily make on your own. Rather than using the packaged deep fried versions, just take a tortilla cut into 8 triangles and brush or spray with a little oil and sprinkle with a little garlic powder, salt, pepper and a hint of cayenne.  Bake at 400 F just until crisp about 5 – 8 minutes.

1. Layer each shot glass with ingredients starting with refried beans and ending with the black beans.
2. You can serve room temperature or chilled with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

8 (3 oz) small glasses (shot glass size)
½ cup refried canned beans
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup mashed ripe avocado (approx. 1 small)
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup diced seedless tomato
¼ cup canned black beans

Prep time: 15 minutes