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Baked Tex Mex Dip
Baked Tex Mex Dip Submitted by Gloria Tantorelli of Elmwood Park, IL | Dairy
1 hour 25 minutes
5 minutes
30 minutes
12 servings

Scallions (also known as green onions) require inspection for insect infestations. Please see “Kashrut Instructions” below for instructions on checking for insect infestation.

Ingredients
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans bean dip
  • 1 lb. faux ground beef
  • 1 package taco mix
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Cheese
  • Can chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons hot taco sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • ½ cup finely-chopped tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the bean dip in the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Mix the faux ground beef with the taco mix as directed on package. Spread over bean dip. Top the faux meat with the Monterey Cheese. Spread the chilies over cheese. (to taste) Sprinkle taco sauce over chilies. Layer Cheddar cheese over the top of the taco sauce.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly and top with olives, green onion and tomatoes.
  6. Garnish with sour cream and guacamole or keep them as side dishes.
  7. Serve with corn chips.

Kashrut Instructions

SCALLIONS:

INFESTATION: Green onions, also referred to as scallions, have a white base that develops into a bulb. Its long, straight green shoots branch forth from the bulb. Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.

INSPECTION:

  1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
  2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
  3. If insects are found in a scallion, scallion must be discarded.