Last week, party food guru Dennis Prescott unveiled his game-changing seven-layer dip on FWx. It's a towering, inspiring example of what a dip can be, and it would be an amazing centerpiece snack in any Super Bowl spread. But to upgrade this classic dish, you don't have to follow Dennis's recipe, only his example by infusing each layer with as much deliciousness as possible. Here's how to build an amazing seven-layer dip from the bottom up.
1. Lay the Refried Foundation
It's not hard to make your own refried beans, but there's nothing wrong with sturdy, salty canned beans as your base layer. Just skip the mysterious taco seasoning.
2. Mash Some Avocados
As your guacamole goes, so goes your dip. It's a bellwether layer. If you make it from scratch, with ripe avocados and lime to keep them green, its goodness will elevate the other six layers. And if you use a slimy, prefabricated guacamole substitute from the supermarket, your dip will suffer. No one will complain if your guac is creamy or smoky or bacony, but you'll never err by keeping it simple. Dennis just mashes avocados with lime juice and salt.