You too can make this tasty dip in five easy steps
You too can make this tasty dip in five easy steps

Tex-Mex Sandra Lee-Style: Matt's Rancho Martinez's Bob Armstrong Dip

Matt's Rancho Martinez may be known as a solid Tex-Mex joint with good fajitas and boozy drinks to some, but a secret dip that was so popular it was eventually added to the menu is the restaurant's real claim to fame. Behold, Bob Armstrong Dip, named after a Texas politician who wanted a little bit of everything layered in a single bowl.

Matt's charges $8.95 for a large order of the stuff, but you can create this tasty treat at home, with little to no cooking.

Tex-Mex Sandra Lee-Style: Matt's Rancho Martinez's Bob Armstrong Dip

Melt one block Velveeta or other product that contains "cheese food" as a prominent ingredient, preferably in the microwave. Stir often to prevent a skin from forming on the surface, and keep warm. Cheese food will revert back to a solid state if allowed to cool.

Open one container of prepared guacamole.

Open one container of prepared sour cream.

Tex-Mex Sandra Lee-Style: Matt's Rancho Martinez's Bob Armstrong Dip

Cook one pound ground beef seasoned with prepared taco seasoning. The directions should be right on the back of the pouch.

In a large bowl, place one ice-cream scoop of guac and one scoop cooked ground beef. Top with enough queso to completely inundate other ingredients and garnish with a scoop of sour cream. Serve immediately with tortilla chips warmed in the oven.

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