American Flag Bean Dip

When I saw this awesome American Flag Bean Dip over at kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com; I could not resist. While the bean dip recipe is mine, the arrangement is completely hers. How utterly cleaver! This dip is sure to receive all sorts of praise on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. Remember back in the day, when we actually celebrated Flag Day? Maybe with dips like this, we can bring back that long forgotten day (June 14th, in case you were wondering).

Whatever your favorite bean dip recipe may be, use it. Just finish the dip with stars and stripes. Everyone is sure to think you are a wiz in the kitchen with such a wonderful presentation of a family favorite.

American Flag Bean Dip
1 large Can of Refried Beans
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
1 8 oz of Sour Cream
1 8 oz of Cream Cheese
2 Cups of Shredded Cheese (Cheddar or Mexican blend)
2 Bunch Green Onions, trimmed and chopped
1 Jar of Salsa
1 Jar Guacamole Dip
1 Large Tomato (chopped)
1 Bag Blue Corn Chips (World Market)
1 Slice of Provolone Cheese
1 bag Red, White and Blue Tortilla Chips for serving

Empty refried beans into a skillet over medium-low heat. Season beans with taco seasoning. Heat until beans are easy to spread.

Spread warm beans in a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish.

Spread a guacamole dip over the top of the beans.

Spread a layer of salsa over the top of guacamole dip.

Trim root ends from green onions and discard. Chop remaining green onions. Toss onions to blend white parts of onions with green parts. Sprinkle over layer of salsa.

Layer shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend) over green onions.

Crush blue corn chips. Sprinkle crushed chips in the upper left corner of pan for the blue background of the flag.

Mix together sour cream and cream cheese. Place in a zip-lock bag or pastry bag fitted with a wide tip. (If using a zip-lock bag, snip off one corner of the bag to allow piping). Pipe white stripes for the flag.

Chop tomatoes. Create red stripes for the flag.

Using a small round or star tip from cake decorating tips, cut out small circles or stars from Provolone Cheese. Place small circles or stars in neat rows over the crushed blue chips to create stars for the flag.

Serve with a bowl or platter of red, white and blue corn chips.

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