Hi Jo, My Gosh readers! My name is Jess and I blog over at Flying on Jess Fuel. I’m a foodie, home cook, and proud Navy wife, and I’ve been reading Jo’s blog ever since I first spotted one of her adorable care package ideas on Pinterest! I’ve always loved cooking, and on my blog I share my recipes and adventures in the kitchen. Jo asked me to share a patriotic recipe with her readers today and I was really excited to share one of my favorites!
I love any excuse to make fun themed food (holidays!), but I find that most of the ideas floating around the internet are dessert ideas. I love dessert more than most people, but sometimes I want to find something more unique to make. I came up with the idea for this dip after eating many berry flag cakes. Blueberries and strawberries make good stars and stripes, so why not tomatoes and beans!? I made this recipe for the 4th of July last year, but it would also be great at homecoming parties or any other patriotic event! I hope you enjoy the recipe and come check out my blog for more delicious food including another patriotic idea: Revolutionary Berries.
American Flag 7-Layer Dip
- 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
- 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced olives (optional)
- 1 (16 oz) jar salsa
- 1 (16 oz) container sour cream
- 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
Spread the refried beans on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan or casserole dish. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the scallions and olives on top. Then spread a layer of salsa over top, then a layer of sour cream.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top. Carefully decorate the surface as a flag, using the black beans and tomatoes. Serve cold or hot (pop in the oven at 375 degrees until the top is bubbly) with tortilla chips!