Man, there are few things out there that get our engines more revved-up than Football Season. We love watching game after game and cheering on our favorite teams n' players (especially the ones we've got on our fantasy teams), but there's just something about getting all your friends and family together to tailgate that really puts the icing on the cake.
The tradition of gathering together before the main event to enjoy some eats and drinks turns what would otherwise be a brutish meat-fest into... well, a family-oriented let's-eat-meat fest. And this BBQ 7 Layer Dip is the perfect accompaniment for that. Our take on the classic Mexican-style 7 layer dip, this barbecue version incorporates ground beef, two of our Martin's Bar-B-Que sauces, and seven whole layers of in-your-face flavor. Touchdown!
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
2 16 oz. cans vegetarian baked beans
¾ cup Sweet Dixie Bar-B-Que Sauce
8 oz. package shredded Colby Jack cheese
8 oz. sour cream
⅓ cup Alabama White Bar-B-Que sauce
1 cup dill pickle chips, roughly chopped
½ cup green onions, chopped, green parts only (about half a bunch)
½ medium sized red onion, diced (about ½ cup)
1 large bag ridged potato chips
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, black pepper and salt to pan and cook, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove beef from skillet, draining off any excess fat, and cool slightly on a paper towel-lined plate. Return beef to pan and mix with Sweet Dixie sauce.
Pour beans into a colander and let sit for at least 5 minutes, allowing excess liquid to drain off. Do not rinse.
In a medium-sized bowl mix together sour cream and Alabama White sauce.
Spread beans on the bottom of a two-quart container in an even layer. Pour sour cream mixture on top and spread until even. Top with an even layer of shredded cheese, followed by the ground beef mixture. Finally, sprinkle chopped pickles, red onion, and scallions on top in that order. Enjoy with thick, ridged potato chips or tortilla chips.