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Classic From-a-Can 7-Layer Dip

Two different 7-layer dips, stacked. In the top dish, my wife's Classic From-a-Can 7-Layer Dip, as detailed here. In the bottom dish, my fancypants cheffy dip.

This easy 7-layer dip recipe, adapted from, is the one my wife made during our Husband-and-Wife 7-Layer Dip Duel. Aside from opening some cans and jars, all you have to do is quickly brown some ground beef and make some fresh guacamole — or you could just buy it prepared to make this that much easier.

Not counting the time it took to let the beef cool to room temperature, she spent about 25 minutes making this stuff. That's about a twelfth of the time it took me to make my opposing All-From-Scratch 7-Layer Dip.

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