Aztec platter

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 Envelope taco seasoning mix
3 Ripe avocados; mashed
⅓ cup Sour cream
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
2 Cloves garlic; pressed
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles; drained
4 Green onions with tops; chopped
½ pounds Grated cheddar cheese
½ pounds Grated Monterey jack cheese
12 Pitted ripe olives; sliced
1 large Tomato; diced
Fresh parsley or cilantro leaves; for garnish
A bag of tortilla chips; for accompaniment

Use a 10-12-inch diameter glass shallow round plate (glass makes a pretty presentation, like it does with trifle). For layer 1, mix the refried beans and taco seasoning; spread onto plate, not quite to the edge. Layer 2: mash avocadoes with sour cream, lemon juice, and garlic; spread on top of bean layer. Layer 3: Sprinkle green chile and green onions on avocado layer.

Layer 4: Combine cheeses and sprinkle over chile layer. Layer 5: Lay sliced olives and tomato cubes in a wedge-shaped design. Decorate with parsley and cilantro. Serve with chips and spreading knives...and a pitcher of margaritas :-)

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Crane C. Walden" <cranew@...> on Mar 8, 1998

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