This Meat Lovers Mexican Dip is a nice twist to the popular 7-layer Mexican dip with seasoned ground turkey giving it added protein yet just as much flavor!
Looking for an appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo party or a game day party? This Meat Lovers Mexican Dip is an excellent choice and can also be eaten as a meal itself!
Made with lean ground turkey, it adds an extra 16 grams of protein for 1/6 of the recipe (95 grams of protein for the entire dish). And to be honest, I typically make Mexican inspired dishes with ground beef, albeit the turkey tasted great. The reason I used ground turkey? Well the last few months beef has NOT been on sale in my area, and at $5.99+/pound for extra lean ground beef, I’ll cook with ground turkey any day (which I stock up on when it’s on sale about once a month).
I made this Mexican dip a bit differently than the typically 7-layer dip that I typically make. I first combined the salsa and refried beans (microwaved first), and combined the ground turkey (pre-cooked and seasoned) and green chilies. Then I added the remaining sour cream, cheese, olives and tomatoes in layers. Next time I make this I will add the sour cream to either the beans/salsa mix or the turkey/green chilies since it was a little difficult to spread over top of the ground turkey.
I served this dip with homemade crispy tortilla chips (recipe coming soon) but of course store-bought works just fine.
And want to know my kids’ favorite part of this recipe? You may have guessed the tortilla chips, but no, it was the top three layers (cheese, olives and tomatoes). That’s about half of the ingredients so I call that a win!
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