And the mini-muffins usually cry instead of eat.
So there I was, in the midst of preparing a delicious home-cooked meal (that is, once again, taking three times as long as it should) when I had to decide between beautiful photos and peace and quiet.
It is extremely obvious what I chose.
But I couldn't stand to keep this recipe to myself, especially my homemade tortilla chips, because they were both super awesome and super impressive. Yay, me!
I started this recipe as a Tex Mex Layered Salad from Recipe Girl. (If you want yours to be pretty, follow her awesome instructions!)
Ours is a little different and got eaten as more of a dip, since these muffins like to dip things. And, as a dip, it required some homemade tortilla chips to go with it!
Taco Layer Dip
1 can green chiles
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
5 cups chopped lettuce
1 15-ounce can black beans
1 15-ounce can corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
One 6-ounce can olives
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 sliced green peppers
1 pkg Taco seasoning
1 pkg Taco seasoning
Step 1: Pour taco seasoning over chicken and sliced green peppers and follow directions on the package.
Step 2: Layer about half of the lettuce in the bottom of a large bowl (maybe bowl is not the right word, since it implies a narrow bottom, maybe... round glass pan? Not pan, though. Just use the picture and find a thing that looks like that.)
Step 3: Next layer is beans and corn.
Step 4: Next layer is chicken and peppers.
Step 5: Another layer of lettuce. Then cheese and olives.
Step 6: Make the topping by mixing all the top section of ingredients until well mixed.
Step 7: Pour topping over dip and serve with:
Homemade Tortilla Chips
1 pkg flour tortillas (8)
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.
Step 2: Cut up the tortillas into strips/triangles/whatever. Chip-shaped pieces.
Step 3: Place in single layer over two cookie sheets.
Step 4: Spritz with olive oil on each side of chip and sprinkle with salt.
Step 5: Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until crisp.
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