Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Super Bowl WIAW and Five Layer Mexican Black Bean Dip

I hate that I go to bed early.  Last night I was looking forward to Smash.  It was the season premier.  I was excited. You would think that being excited would lead me to know exactly when this show was going to start.  Nope.  I had no idea until almost 8pm which is when I assumed it was going to be starting.  It actually started at 9pm which is when I typically go to bed.  Thus, no show for me.  It was scheduled for 2 hours and there was no way I was staying up till 11.

OK now that I have that off my chest.  On to my eats for Super Bowl Sunday.  Mr. J decided we should have egg sandwiches for breakfast. I have been going to the gym right at 7 on weekend mornings which means I can go and come back for a joint breakfast. A fried egg with cheese on a English muffin.  OJ and sparkling water mixed drink.

Our big activity for the weekend was a TV purchase.  Both TVs we had are over 10 years old. The big boxed version.  We have been thinking of upgrading for a while but it is hard to get rid of something that works perfectly fine. 

We picked this up and Mr. J was able to set it all up in about 30 minutes. I was impressed. The new TV meant we could now use our new TV stand I got right after Christmas on sale.  The TV was for Mr. J. The stand was for me.  Everyone was happy.

This dip was also for me. It was from a Ellie Krieger recipe I used a few years ago for a potluck.  It was delicious.

The other dish we made was chicken wings so it was good to know this dip is healthy.  I tried to fill up on this as much as possible.  Not hard to do when it tastes so good. I alone ate half of this.  Probably not so healthy when you devour the whole thing.

Five Layer Mexican Dip

by Emily Morris, Adapted by Ellie Krieger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Keywords: saute blender appetizer black beans Mexican

Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, preferably low-sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups corn kernels (10-ounce box frozen corn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

Put half of the onion mixture into a food processor with the black beans, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, cumin, water and salt. Puree until smooth. Set aside.

Add the corn to the skillet with the remaining onion mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro leaves.

I hate that I go to bed early. In a small bowl mash the avocado with the remaining lime juice. In a medium bowl toss together the tomatoes, scallion and jalapeno, if using. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the black bean dip into the bottom of an 8 by 8 glass baking or serving dish. Top with the corn mixture, spreading it out to form a single layer over the beans, repeat with the avocado, then the tomatoes. Top with cheese. Serve with baked chips.
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Mr. J got chicken wings.  He made a super good sauce - one of his best yet.  Thank goodness too since chicken prices seemed to have increased quite a bit.

Although we only used one habenero pepper the sauce was still hot enough to numb my lips.  I guess that is a sign for a good wing sauce. 


  1. Gosh... those chicken wings literally made me drool a bit. YUM! That sauce looks spicy and divine. I totally agree... when did chicken wings go so darn expensive? We bought a 10lb from costco and it cost us $23. The 10 bag of boneless breast was only $20

  2. mmmmm I love Mexican dip. We actually made a 7-layer dip for our Superbowl. Great minds...


  3. That looks especially delicious my friend, what an incredible meal :D

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  4. The dip looks delicious! I love Ellie Krieger's recipes. Looks like some good Super Bowl eats!

  5. That mexican dip looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Mexican dip is my favorite thing ever! I actually make a smaller portion size of dip like this sometimes and bring it to work with some whole grain chips and call it lunch!

  7. Your mexican dip turned out awesome!! It looks absolutely delicious.

  8. Is it too early to be drooling over wings? :) They look fantastic, and I would be parked right next to that dip, snacking away.

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  10. Your dip looks phenomenal! I could eat it for dinner!!!

  11. Wow this dip is on another level of dips! haha! It looks delicious


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