7 Layer Tamale Dip From Del Real = #RealFlavor

7 layer tamale dipI just hashtag-ed a headline! There is a first time for everything and that was it. Also, a first time for me working with Del Real and creating the most insane party food OF ALL TIME. Yep, this 7 layer tamale dip is coming back during holidays, office parties and anytime I want to shove some amazing down anyone’s throat. And it’s naturally gluten-free, BAM.

But the real deal? SO EASY. This is how you do it with your friends from Del Real. It’s chow time.

7 Layer Tamale Dip 

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes

1 cup + 2 tablespoons Del Real Salsa de Molcajete Verde
4 Del Real Cheese & Green Chilie Tamales
1 cup Del Real Barbacoa
2 ounces Monterey Jack, grated
2 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
8 ounce can Fire Roasted tomatoes
2 cups fresh guacamole (see recipe)
1/2 cup sour cream
Chopped olive to garnish (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium casserole dish, spread 1-2 tablespoons of Del Real Salsa de Molcajete Verde on bottom of dish.

3. Unwrap tamales and place evenly along bottom of dish. Cut tamales to fit if necessary.

4. Spread one cup of salsa on top of tamales evenly. Spread Del Real Barbacoa on top of salsa and bake for 10 minutes.

5. While dip is baking, make guacamole by mixing the meat of 4 ripe avocados with the juice of one lemon, one clove of minced garlic, 1 chopped tomato (optional), 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, hot sauce to taste. Set aside.

6. Remove dip from oven and sprinkle grated cheeses over the top evenly. Return to oven and bake for 5 more minutes until cheese is melted slightly.

7. Allow dip to cool for 5 minutes, then top with guacamole and spread evenly. Top with sour cream and chopped olives (if desired) and serve with your favorite tortilla chips or just dig in with a spoon.

Makes: 12 servings

2 thoughts on “7 Layer Tamale Dip From Del Real = #RealFlavor

  1. I LOVE you for this recipe. As I have learned recently, gluten-free snacks are almost never easy and quick to make. That is why I have been searching exactly for something easy and quick just like such dip. Brilliant.
    I am still new to this gluten-free diet hence my cookbook is quite empty so far. But still, I have decided to rather collect recipes to my own cookery book and to prefer my own cooking rather than rely on restaurants with so called gluten-free menus. Did you know vast majority of them holds on to this diet only on the surface? I have read the information here: Gluten Free Restaurants, for instance, but the facts are striking. I will much rather rely on myself then.
    Thank you for the great post!

    • Yes, I’ve definitely experienced restaurants that have a gluten-free menu but don’t actually understand how to prepare food safely. Even with the menu you have to ask, ask, ask. It’s a huge pain in all of our collective asses, to be sure. Thanks for the kind words!

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