TexMex Layered Dip
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Has your family been craving an at-home Mexican dinner night?  Here are two great recipes that the whole family will enjoy!

Make the appetizer for any time, and the chili for dinner!  Leftovers are even better ;)



Tex-Mex Layered Dip


Total Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes                                                                       



  • 1 ½ cups of guacamole (or home-made guacamole)
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 16oz container of sour cream
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can of sliced olives
  • 16oz can of refried beans
  • 1-2 bar(s) of sharp cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips for dipping



1) Open the container of sour cream and pour into a mixing bowl.

2) Open and add the packet of taco seasoning to the sour cream.  Mix well.  Set aside.

3) Open the can of refried beans and spread out flat on the bottom of a glass circular pie plate, like the one seen below.

4) Scoop the guacamole on top of the layer of refried beans.  Smooth out flat.

5) Spread the sour cream & taco seasoning mix layer on top of the guacamole layer.

6) Dice the tomato, if it hasn’t been diced already.  Add the diced tomato as the next layer on top of the sour cream & taco seasoning mixture.

7) Open the can of sliced olives.  Sprinkle evenly on top of the layer of diced tomatoes.

8)  Grate the bar(s) of cheddar cheese.  Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the layered dip, covering the top completely.

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Turkey & Bean Chili
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Turkey & Bean Chili


Total Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes                                                                       



  • 1-1 ½ pounds of ground turkey meat
  • ½ white onion
  • ½ green pepper
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning mix
  • 8oz can of roasted garlic tomato sauce
  • 10oz can of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies (mild)
  • 16oz can of chili beans (medium)
  • 8oz can of whole corn
  • 1 small package of shredded cheddar cheese



1)  Dice onion, celery and green pepper.

2) Pour tablespoon of olive oil in a stock pot.  Preheat pot on medium-high.

3) Add diced onion, celery and green pepper to the pot.  Cook vegetables for 3 minutes or until browned.

4) Open ground turkey meat.  Slice meat into small sections.  Add meat to the pot. 

5) Brown the turkey meat, stirring occasionally, keeping meat from clumping together.

6) Once the meat is browned, add the 3 cans, NOT drained, to the pot (tomato sauce, Ro-Tel, chili beans)

7) Open and drain can of corn.  Add to pot.

8) Open and pour in packet of chili seasoning mix. Stir mixture well.

9) Bring to a boil.

10)  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

11)  Serve hot in a bowl with shredded cheese on top.





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