Welcome to America.

With Superbowl Sunday coming up this weekend we're constantly being bombarded with ads for all kinds of snack foods, crazy "manly" and "crowd-pleasing" appetizers, and a plethora of different kinds of dips served in vats as big as the Superbowl itself. I'm not a fan of the event, in fact I can't recall the last time I watched one (no, not even for the commercials), but someone turned me on to this glorious monstrosity and, well, one thing led to another and Johnny and I ended up making something similar today. I give you, much to our shame, our 27-layer dip.

While not quite as impressive as the original inspiration of a 47-layer culinary Frankenstein, ours has the same spirit and many of the original absurd ingredients. In truth, we tried to make it a healthier version. Whether we really succeeded or not may never be known. Here's the breakdown, in order from bottom to top:

Yellow Rice
Black Eyed Peas
Sour Cream
Chili Con Carne
Salsa Con Queso
Pickled Jalapenos
Crushed Fritos/Doritos
Refried Beans
Sweet Green Chiles
Shredded Cheese
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Olive Tepenade
Artichoke Hearts
Pickled Sweet Onions
Bell Pepper
Black Olives
Pork Sausage
Fried Onions (Cheddar Flavored)
Tater Tots

At about this point I was starting to get frightened...

And at about this point I started to get excited...

Dear God, what have we done?

...And then this happened:

...But we finally managed to get all 27 layers out onto a plate. 
Final verdict: Daaaaamn. Pretty magical. There's definitely something for everyone and it had a great combination of spicy, savory, and slightly sweet. Almost makes me like the Superbowl... Almost.


  1. um, that cornbread/muffin tin is crazy cute. that dip is just crazy.

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    OMG !!!!