Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Rock Sets 7-Layer Dip World Record

Days before Super Bowl 51, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s company Seven Bucks Studios want to enter the  Guinness World Record. So the Rock sets seven-layer dip world record with his team.. The 540-pound monstrosity was made of guacamole, beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, green onions, and black olives, and took over five hours to complete.

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Part of the feat was broadcast on Facebook live, allowing fans to watch an real time as The Rock’s team demolished the previous layered dip record of 440.925 pounds.

Curious about the exact breakdown of ingredients? The record-setting dip was made of 153.6 pounds of refried beans, 76.8 quarts sour cream with 9.6 pounds of seasoning mixed in, 76.8 pounds of cheese, 38.4 quarts of guacamole, 38.4 quarts tomatoes, 19.2 quarts green onions, and 37.2 quarts of black olives, according to Guinness World Records.

The team won’t be eating the dip themselves, in case you were wondering; instead they’ve donated it to the Midnight Mission Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles. The Rock seemed pleased with the results.

The seven-layer dip is an American appetizer based on ingredients typical of Tex-Mex cuisine.  Starting at as the Tex-Mex Dip without reference to any layers, it hit the scene in the early 80s. The dish was popular in Texas for some time before the recipe first appeared in print.

The dish typically includes:

  1. Refried beans (originally commercial jalapeño bean dip)
  2. Guacamole (originally mashed seasoned avocados)
  3. Sour cream (originally a mixture of sour cream & mayonnaise seasoned with commercial taco seasoning mix)
  4. Pico de gallo, salsa roja, salsa verde or chopped tomatoes (originally simply chopped green onions, tomatoes and onions)
  5. Grated cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, queso asadero, queso Chihuahua or a blend (some early recipes substituted processed commercial jalapeño cheese dip – or homemade chile con queso)
  6. Black olives
  7. Optional ingredients and variations include many items such as chopped onion, cooked ground beef, shredded lettuce (for texture), or sliced jalapeño chiles for additional spiciness.

The dish is often chilled when not served immediately.


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