Meaty Layered Dip | Gina Chong
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Guys, currently I'm sitting in front of my computer wondering how to overcome writer's block while watching my hubby pack up all his ski equipment for yet another day on the slopes. Ever since he rekindled his love for skiing and invested in brand new equipment (to be fair all his old stuff was from grade school and ill-fitting) he has been driving to the mountains every single day he gets free. Word to the wise, friends: if your better half asks for skis for Christmas don't do it. He will ski away on them and never come back. Luckily there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, the end of ski season, but also: football. See the big game is coming up in two weeks and I'm pretty sure I can count on him to be home for that at least. (Surely he would not drive to watch it at a resort so that he can ski at halftime right??) Wish me luck, friends. Perhaps the promise of food with be a strong enough pull.

My favorite part of football will always be the food. Getting excited about a game, whether I'm invested in the team or not, is fun, but food makes it even better. Today's recipe is a meaty man-pleasing dip. I dreamt it up a couple of weeks ago and texted the idea to hubby for approval. He gave it swiftly, so I proceeded to the development stage ;) This dip contains two types of meat and every dip ingredient I love in the world. I diagrammed it's anatomy below, check it out. The especially cool thing about this dip is that I bought everything in it from one of my all-time favorite grocery stores: 99 Cents Only. If you shop there too, then you understand my obsession. If you have one nearby and haven't been yet, then let me bring you to the light. When I say I bought everything for this dip at the 99, I mean literally everything down to the taco seasoning and tortilla chips. They even sold the pico already-made so I didn't have to do any chopping. There are specifically two things that make the 99 so awesome: 1) obvi their awesome prices on everything, but especially on produce. Like if everywhere is selling raspberries for $4 in the off-season, I can count of the 99 to have them for just a buck! On top of that they have so many of the brands I would buy at a regular store, but for cheaper. And 2) they have these super unique products that you can't find anywhere else. They're like experimental products or something, and they're awesome. Like last time I swear I saw snickerdoodle flavored Captain Crunch, how cool is that?! There is always something exciting there, I never know what I'll find. Anyways like I said, if you live near 99 Cents Only and haven't been, I hope you've learned your lesson by now. Run over and grab all these ingredients so that you can make this affordable yummy dip for the big game coming up.

So how do you 99? This video gives some ideas. Then check out more money-saving inspo and find your nearest store HERE.

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Meaty Layered Dip
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) chorizo
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) pork sausage
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 pkg Mexican shredded cheese
  • pico de gallo
  • 1 can corn
  • guacamole
  • jalapenos, sliced thin
  • tortilla chips


Cook the pork sausage in a pan over med-high. Add about half the taco seasoning packet and continue cooking until done. Remove to a clean bowl. In the same pan, cook the chorizo until done. Remove from heat. Let both meats sit on your counter for a bit, about 5 minutes, until slightly cooled.

In individual clear cups or a large casserole dish, layer the ingredients as follows: refried beans, both meats, cheese, pico, corn, and guacamole. Then add a bit more cheese on top, and garnish with a few slices of jalapeno. Enjoy with tortilla chips.

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  1. That looks delicious! And defo perfect for a Super Bowl party...! Ooh, I'm so jealous that your hubby gets to hit the slopes... :(

  2. So I think I have a pretty similar story to your hubby...except for me, it's curling. I love to curl! During the winter months, you can almost always find me at the curling club. But if this dip is gonna be around my house during the big game, well then you can count on me being home! I love that you found everything at the 99, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe! #client

    1. Oh, if he was into curling I could go along with him! We had a curling club near where I grew up too, such a fun sport~ thanks David

  3. pico, guac and/or corn, and i'm there. rain or shine. also that diagram!! i've been playing around with hand lettering/text overlays over my pics, but it's so much harder than it looks. props for making it look effortless.

    1. Thanks! What have you been using? I just did it on my ipad in adobe sketch


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