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ERIKSEN SEVEN LAYER SALAD INSPIRED BY HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

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40 min

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1,101,408 views  Who says a salad needs lettuce or vegetables or shouldn’t contain a staggering 16 cups of mayonnaise? We do. We say that. Do not make this, please.

8 servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Eriksen  layer Salad

7 For the Eriksen layer Salad

bacon

1 package bacon

water

¼ cup water

store bought guacamole

1 package store bought guacamole

As needed mayonnaise

As needed mayonnaise

carrots, shredded

2 cup carrots, shredded

purple cabbage, shredded

2 cup purple cabbage, shredded

Funyuns

2 cup Funyuns

gummy bears

2 cup gummy bears

potato chips

2 cup potato chips

For the Babish Seven Layer Dip

For the Babish Seven Layer Dip

Bacon Fat Refried Beans (see recipe below)

Bacon Fat Refried Beans (see recipe below)

Guacamole (see recipe below)

Guacamole (see recipe below)

Mayonnaise Crema (see recipe below)

Mayonnaise Crema (see recipe below)

longhorn style cheddar cheese, shredded

2 cup longhorn style cheddar cheese, shredded

Pico de Gallo (see recipe below)

Pico de Gallo (see recipe below)

iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded

Funyuns

1 cup Funyuns

jalapeno, sliced

1 jalapeno, sliced

As needed tortilla chips

As needed tortilla chips

For the Guacamole

For the Guacamole

medium avocados, ripe

3 medium avocados, ripe

small red onion, finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely chopped

jalapeno pepper, seeds removed + finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed + finely chopped

(loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

garlic, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Juice from  limes (or to taste)

2 Juice from limes (or to taste)

cumin

½ tsp cumin

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

To taste freshly ground black pepper

To taste freshly ground black pepper

For the Bacon Fat Refried Beans

For the Bacon Fat Refried Beans

dried pinto beans, rinsed

10 oz dried pinto beans, rinsed

white or yellow onion, quartered

1 white or yellow onion, quartered

garlic cloves, smashed

3 garlic cloves, smashed

As needed kosher salt

As needed kosher salt

rendered bacon fat or pork lard

2 ½ oz rendered bacon fat or pork lard

bacon bits, preferably homemade

½ cup bacon bits, preferably homemade

For the Pico de Gallo

For the Pico de Gallo

medium tomatoes, diced

2 medium tomatoes, diced

red onion, finely chopped

0.25 red onion, finely chopped

jalapeno, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, finely chopped

garlic clove, minced or crushed

1 garlic clove, minced or crushed

cilantro leaves, chopped

½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

Juice of  limes

2 Juice of limes

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

For the Crema Mayonnaise

For the Crema Mayonnaise

mayonnaise

⅔ cup mayonnaise

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

lime juice

1 ½ tbsp lime juice

Zest of  lime

1 Zest of lime

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Eriksen 7-layer Salad

1.

Cut the bacon into ¼-inch pieces. Add the bacon to a cold pan and add the water. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook until the bacon bits are well browned and crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon bits to a paper towel-lined bowl. Reserve the bacon fat for other uses.

bacon

1 package bacon

water

¼ cup water

2.

In a large trifle dish, begin assembling the salad. Start with a layer of guacamole followed by a layer of mayonnaise. Then add the bacon bits and another layer of mayonnaise. Continue adding the remaining ingredients with a layer of mayonnaise between each one. Finish with the potato chips on top.

store bought guacamole

1 package store bought guacamole

As needed mayonnaise

As needed mayonnaise

carrots, shredded

2 cup carrots, shredded

purple cabbage, shredded

2 cup purple cabbage, shredded

Funyuns

2 cup Funyuns

gummy bears

2 cup gummy bears

potato chips

2 cup potato chips

3.

Enjoy.

4.

For the Babish Seven Layer Dip

1.

Layer the ingredients in a large shallow dish for serving. Start with the refried beans, then add a layer of guacamole, crema, cheese, pico de gallo, and lettuce. Finish with a sprinkling of funyuns and jalapenos.

Bacon Fat Refried Beans (see recipe below)

Bacon Fat Refried Beans (see recipe below)

Guacamole (see recipe below)

Guacamole (see recipe below)

Mayonnaise Crema (see recipe below)

Mayonnaise Crema (see recipe below)

longhorn style cheddar cheese, shredded

2 cup longhorn style cheddar cheese, shredded

Pico de Gallo (see recipe below)

Pico de Gallo (see recipe below)

iceberg lettuce, shredded

2 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded

Funyuns

1 cup Funyuns

jalapeno, sliced

1 jalapeno, sliced

2.

Serve with a tortilla chips.

As needed tortilla chips

As needed tortilla chips

3.

For the Guacamole

1.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a fork until incorporated but still chunky.

medium avocados, ripe

3 medium avocados, ripe

small red onion, finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely chopped

jalapeno pepper, seeds removed + finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed + finely chopped

(loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

garlic, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Juice from  limes (or to taste)

2 Juice from limes (or to taste)

cumin

½ tsp cumin

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

To taste freshly ground black pepper

To taste freshly ground black pepper

2.

Use immediately, or cover with a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate until ready to use.

3.

For the Bacon Fat Refried Beans

1.

In a large pot, combine the beans, onion, and garlic cloves.

dried pinto beans, rinsed

10 oz dried pinto beans, rinsed

white or yellow onion, quartered

1 white or yellow onion, quartered

garlic cloves, smashed

3 garlic cloves, smashed

2.

Add enough water to completely cover the beans and season generously with salt.

As needed kosher salt

As needed kosher salt

3.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and partially cover with a lid. Cook for 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours or until the beans are completely tender. Make sure to stir the beans every 30 minutes. If during the cooking process the water level gets too low, add more boiling water to cover the beans.

4.

Drain the cooked beans, making sure to reserve about 2 cups of the cooking liquid. In a large high-sided skillet, preheat the bacon fat over medium-high heat.

rendered bacon fat or pork lard

2 ½ oz rendered bacon fat or pork lard

5.

Add the drained beans, garlic, onion, and about half of the reserved bean cooking liquid. Cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring the mixture will a wooden spoon.

6.

Once the mixture has thickened, mash the beans with a potato masher until a chunky mashed-potato consistency is reached. Season to taste with more salt and stir in the bacon bits. If the mixture gets too thick, add more of the reserved bean cooking liquid.

bacon bits, preferably homemade

½ cup bacon bits, preferably homemade

7.

Allow the refried beans to cool before serving.

8.

For the Pico de Gallo

1.

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.

medium tomatoes, diced

2 medium tomatoes, diced

red onion, finely chopped

0.25 red onion, finely chopped

jalapeno, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, finely chopped

garlic clove, minced or crushed

1 garlic clove, minced or crushed

cilantro leaves, chopped

½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

Juice of  limes

2 Juice of limes

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

2.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

3.

For the Crema Mayonnaise

1.

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Season the sauce to taste with salt and refrigerate until ready to use.

mayonnaise

⅔ cup mayonnaise

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

lime juice

1 ½ tbsp lime juice

Zest of  lime

1 Zest of lime

To taste kosher salt

To taste kosher salt

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