RECIPE

7-Layer Chili Dog Dip

Super Bowl fans will love seven layers of flavor in this southwestern-style cheesey chili chip dip.

Ingredients

For the chili con carne:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), corn oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, green or red, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon grill seasoning (about half palmful)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin (about half palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander (about 1/3 palmful)
  • 1/2 bottle lager-style beer
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 can chunky-style crushed tomatoes (14 ounces)

For the 7-Layer Chili Dog Dip:

  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced
  • Chili con Carne (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 bag corn tortilla chips, for dipping

Preparation

For the chili con carne:

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO, about a tablespoon. When the oil ripples, add the ground turkey and brown, crumbling the meat as it cooks, about 3 minutes. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin and coriander. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the beer and cook for another minute, stirring to loosen any bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the stock and tomatoes and bring to a bubble. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

For the 7-Layer Chili Dog Dip:

Pre-heat the oven 375°F.

Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, 12-15 minutes. Roughly chop and reserve.

In a medium size skillet, heat one turn of the pan with EVOO, about 1 tablespoon, over medium-high heat.

Add the chopped Andouille sausage to skillet and lightly brown. Reserve.

Ladle the chili con carne in the bottom of a glass 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish. Layer with the diced Andouille, followed by the cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Top with dollops of sour cream and the reserved bacon and sprinkle with tomatoes, red onions and cilantro, if desired.

Serve with Ritz crackers for dipping.

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