Anyone game for a quick 7 layer dip? A rich creamy cheese blend that is so addicting. During the week, our family is coming and going in so many different directions that sometimes, we don’t really see each other. I know that sounds funny considering we live with four generations under one roof but many times, it’s a quick “hey, what’s going on” throughout the day. Sunday’s are usually a day that we try to do nothing and hang out as a family. It doesn’t always work out that way but for the most part, we try. My mom usually cooks a roast in the crock pot and I make some sort of an appetizer to eat during the football game or whatever we happen to be watching. This easy Mexican 7 layer hot dip is perfect for any occasion. It features a blend of shredded Sargento Shredded Cheese and would be a fabulous dish during the upcoming holiday season. Kids and adults are sure to love this. Before we move forward though, a quick thank you to all the veterans, past and present as well as their families as today is Veterans Day. My grandfather served as a medic in his younger years and boy does he have some interesting stories. ;).
Quick 7 Layer Hot Cheese Dip
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 can refried beans 14.5 oz
- 1 block cream cheese softened
- 1 14.5 oz can drained diced basil tomatoes (or 1 cup diced tomatoes)
- 1 package shredded Sargento Mexican Cheese
- 1 package shredded Sargento 3 Cheese
- 1 small jar sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup Chopped scallions optional
- Sour Cream
- Nacho Chips
- Brown beef on stove top and mix in Taco seasoning packet
- Spread refried beans across the bottom of pan
- Layer softened cream cheese on top of beans
- 1 cup shredded Sargento mozzarella cheese
- Cooked beef
- Drained tomatoes (or fresh diced)
- 2 cups shredded Sargento three cheese
- Drained olives
- Scallions (optional)
- Parsley (optional)
- Serve with nacho chips and lots of sour cream!
We are of the mind set that more cheese is better. I mean, who doesn’t love cheese?
I picked up two packages of Sargento Shredded cheese, a mozzarella and Mexican blend and these melted cheeses together are absolutely delicious. Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese.
We always mix ground beef in with our Mexican layer dip. I am not a fan of whole tomatoes that are cut up and cooked but loved canned tomatoes so that is what we use. Don’t be afraid to cut up fresh tomatoes if that’s what you love. It’s all a matter of preference.
There are so many ways to create a 7 layer cheese dip, this just happens to be our favorite. Be sure to enter the Sargento Cheese facebook recipe contest and show us your favorite dish featuring Sargento Cheese. Here are the details. Submit an original recipe and photo of a dish featuring a Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese variety, plus an explanation of why using real, fresh-tasting ingredients like Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese matters to them, to Sargento on Facebook. The Facebook recipe contest winner will receive $2,000 toward kitchen supplies and ingredients for the perfect holiday meal, plus a year’s supply of Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese. How fun is that? For more inspiration, check out Sargento on Pinterest. Good luck!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine.