Can't believe this recipe isn't already on here -- I'm going to a not-watching-the-Superbowl party on Sunday, and it will prominently feature DIP, and taco dip is my own heart's one and only true dip. A and A collaborated on the directions:
In a bowl, combine 5 to 8 oz. sour cream and an 8 oz brick of cream cheese, slightly softened. Spread in a glass pie plate.
Drain off the extra liquid from some mild salsa (don't forget this step: draining is important). Spread a 1/4-inch-thick layer on top of the sour cream/cream cheese mixture.
Finely chop a white onion and a green pepper and spread on top of the salsa. (You can also add olives or jalapenos in this step.)
Cover the whole thing with shredded cheddar cheese.
Get tortilla chips and eat it all in your friend's basement.
(Younger A adds: "In
theory, you can make all this less bad for you by using low or reduced
fat products and using celery instead of tortilla chips to get it to
your mouth, but what's the fun in that?")