The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners (San Antonio, TX): Seven-Layer Dip

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In honor of the Super Bowl, we decided to make 7-layer dip, perhaps the most classic Super Bowl snack (do people eat 7-layer dip on other days?).  But 7-layer dip is also a classic Tex-Mex dish, so it’s a fitting culinary representation of a school that is located close to the U.S.-Mexico border (though it seems unlikely this would appear on many menus in Ciudad Juarez).

Can the Roadrunners storm the Alamo and make it in March Madness?

Seven-Layer Dip

1 can of refried beans
16 ozs. sour cream
taco seasoning
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup guacamole (avocados, tomato, red onion, cilantro and lime juice)
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

Layer ingredients in glass bowl: 1) refried beans; 2) sour cream (mixed with taco seasoning); 3) cheese; 4) guacamole; 5) salsa; 6) green onions; and 7) tomatoes.  Chill before serving and serve with tortilla chips.