Recipe: Fat-Burning 7 Layer Dip

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You probably think of 7 layer dip as a notoriously unhealthy yet irresistible addition to any potluck. But what if you could find an incredibly delicious version that was actually (*gasp*) good for you? Here is that recipe.

Okay folks, our Foodie Friday recipe this week may confuse you for a minute. After all, how could ooey-gooey, rich, fatty 7-layer dip be healthy – let alone help burn fat? The trick is having the right combination (and quality) of ingredients.

This delicious and much healthier version of your classic 7 Layer Dip from Missi Holt at Early To Rise contains a number of vital nutrients that will help boost your metabolism, increase your energy, and help you actually burn fat!

For more on the fat-burning properties of these ingredients, check out the original recipe at ETR.com.

Missi’s Fat-Burning 7 Layer Dip

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. local grass-fed ground beef
  • I package Bearitos Taco Seasoning (or homemade – see tip box)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1-2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, torn into bite size pieces or smaller
  • 4 cups fresh greens, chopped (spinach, chard, or kale)
  • 1 can Bearitos Refried Black Beans (or 1 can organic black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed)
  • 3 fresh avocadoes, mashed
  • ½ – 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 large can low-sodium black olives, drained, rinsed, and sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper

Preparation:

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add ½ tbsp olive oil and ground beef sautéing until no longer pink on the outside.
  2. Add taco seasoning and ½ cup water. Incorporate well to coat the meat. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 3 – 5 minutes.
  3. Chop all the veggies while meat cooks.
  4. Layer the dip.

Layer 1: Transfer cooked beef into a large glass-baking dish. Spread evenly to coat the bottom.
Layer 2: Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add a little more olive oil. Sautee the onion, bell pepper, and broccoli until tender and caramelized. Season veggies with sea salt, garlic powder and black pepper to taste then spread evenly over the beef.
Layer 3: Spread mashed black beans evenly over the veggies.
Layer 4: In the same skillet, sauté the greens with a little olive oil and sea salt until just wilted. Spread greens evenly over the beans.
Layer 5: Top greens with fresh salsa
Layer 6: Sprinkle with sliced black olives
Layer 7: Top with fresh avocados or guacamole just before serving

Wondering why this recipe is so good at burning fat? Read more at ETR.com….

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