Seven Layer Mexican Dip

It’s football season and chips and dip were always a part of my watching the Georgia Bulldogs.  Over the years, I’ve had to adapt to fresher ways of eating and this dip is a way to bring in the new and celebrate the past…yummy flavors!  Because there is the lack of the crunchy tortillas, I make the bacon layer extra crispy to compensate for that missed texture.


  • Layer 1:  1 pound ground beef plus a taco seasoning packet (I used the Trader Joe’s seasoning packet), cooked
  • Layer 2: 1.5 cups green onions, chopped
  • Layer 3:  3 tomatoes, diced…then seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Layer 4: 1 cup nopolitos (tender cactus), drained and diced (jarred)
  • Layer 5:  1.5 cups guacamole
  • Layer 6: 1, 5.75 ounce can of jumbo black olives, sliced
  • Layer 7:  1 pound bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
  • Garnish (optional) with 1 bunch of chopped cilantro and juice of l lime


  1. Layer the levels. Place a large serving spoon with appetizer.
  2. On a separate plate, serve with Bibb Lettuce. Spoon mixture in the separate lettuce leaves like soft tacos.
  3. Enjoy!


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  1. Oh my god. COME TO SPAIN AND COOK FOR ME. This is awesome.

  2. This is an absolutely wonderful idea. I used to love 7 layer dip. You really don't need the chips it's all bout the dip anyway so lettuce will work just find. I'm so happy I found this.

  3. I love this recipe as is but wondering if you have ever subbed the nopales for anything else. I was thinking of some chopped artichoke hearts instead. going to a potluck and not everyone is a fan of the nopale.

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  5. Please contact me at…you have posted my full recipe without permission. Thanks so much, Cavegirl

  6. Are you supposed to serve the meat hot or can you make ahead of time and serve cold?

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  8. If I'm nightshade free, thinking slightly cooked carrots or beets for the color ? The beets will probably color ir all though!! Ideas?

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