With the big football game quickly approaching I have been getting some snack recipes together for the party. The burger dip that I made last week got me thinking about hot cheesy dips and one my favourites has to be this taco dip! Since I last made this dip I have learned a few things and I was just itching to make it again and apply what I had learned. The first thing that I wanted to change was to make it in a wider dish since I had discovered that it works really well for hot cheesy dips when I made the pizza dip . The burger dip that I made last week taught me that topping a hot dip with fresh ingredients makes it even better, as hard as that is to believe! If any dip deserves to be topped with fresh ingredients it is this taco dip as tacos are commonly filled with fresh ingredients!
This dip starts out with some ground beef cooked in a tasty taco seasoning and then it moves on to your standard hot cheese base of cream cheese, mayo and sour cream and then it finishes with salsa and both jack and cheddar cheese. Next, the dip is thrown into the oven and baked until the cheese has melted, the top has turned golden brown and the sides are bubbling. After the dip is pulled out it is topped with your favourite taco filling ingredients such as fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, sliced olives, avocado, sour cream, etc.
Just look at all of that melted cheesy goodness!
You still can’t loose if you make it the old fashioned way without any toppings.
Of course you certainly do not need to wait for the big football game to make a batch or two of this! It is amazing no matter when you serve it and it works great for any kind of social gatherings.
A hot melted cheese dip inspired by the flavours of tacos! Serve topped with lettuce, tomatoes and avocados along with some tortilla chips for dipping.
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded (optional)
- 1 tomato, diced (optional)
- 1 avocado, diced (optional)
- 2 tablespoons sliced black olives (optional)
- 1 handful cilantro (optional)
- Brown the ground beef in a pan, drain the grease add the taco seasoning and water, mix and simmer until the water evaporates.
- Mix the beef, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, salsa and cheeses in a large bowl, reserving some of the cheese.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish and top with the reserved cheese, bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until it is bubbling on the sides and golden brown on top, about 20-30 minutes.
- Serve topped with fresh shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado, olives and cilantro!
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I cant wait to try this
yum… I can't wait to try. Your Jalapeno Popper dip is by far the most popular dip I make..Thanks for all your great recipes.
your dips always look so delicious! i want to run out and make them every time..
You have the best dip recipes! I'm still a huge fan of your buffalo wing dip and direct people to your blog for that one all the time!
Such a man. Haha. "With the big game approaching…." Too funny.
This does look completely delicious though. 🙂
There is nothing like a warm, cheesy dip while watching the game….or anything for that matter! 🙂
Nina Timm says
At the moment I would not dram of having a hot dip, becasue it is so hot here, but come winter, I will for sure try this.
Becky (Becky Bakes) says
I can't tell you how happy I am that you love hot, cheesy dips…and that you share the recipes! This looks like another keeper and I can't wait to try it!!
Oh help me. I could very well eat the whole thing myself!
Belinda @zomppa says
I'm still a little mad about the game…no Pats…but I think I would be distracted with this dish.
Another inventive idea – I love your cooking style!
This dip is looking so delicious. Going to try it soon
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
Mmm I love hot, cheesy dips! I could probably devour an entire bowl by myself! This looks delicious!
I know some boys in my life who will LOVE this come game day! Thanks Kevin!
The dip looks so good!
You know what? It's my birthday. Therefore, I'm going to make this and eat ALL of it (by myself) with a beer while I wait for my vegetarian boyfriend to come home from his art class. And then he'll take me out so that I can eat more food.
Thanks for helping me nurture my gluttonous ways.
The cheesy dip with taco sounds delicious.
Rocky Mountain Woman says
Oh great dip master, creator of Jalapeno Popper dip, I bow before your greatness…
Umm Mymoonah says
So cheesy and yummy, I would love to snack this anytime.
awesome!! This looks heavenly…. I just made a kind of texmex chili and potato thing that tasted yummy, but did not look nearly as decadent as this! Your blog is great!
This is one of those recipes I have to keep beyond my reach or I'll eat all of it. YUM.
We'll be doing some serious damage to this dip superbowl Sunday!
Beef, loads of cheese and taco seasoning, can't go wrong with that dip. Looks yummy
Melissa @IWasBornToCook says
This looks delicious. Can't go wrong with cheese, cheese, meat and cheese! 🙂
Fancy House Road says
This dip recipe would be perfect for my Superbowl party. You can't go wrong with cheese, salsa, sour cream and meat.
You have the most fabulous dip recipes. This one looks so great. Maybe I will try it with black beans instead of beef.
Just in time for the super bowl. Thanks for the recipe… It looks delicious!
Culinary Cory says
Look at all that cheese and meaty goodness! Yum!
I'm making this on sunday Kevin! I'm doubling the ingredients, I am so excited!!
With this as a part of my menu come Super Bowl, the game may not be the highlight after all, the cheesy goodness of this dish steals the show!
This looks fantastic. With all your cheesy dips, though, how are you not morbidly obese?
This looks amazing Kevin!
Beautiful! Looks simple and delicious
This looks wicked. I realise it's not the point, but definitely think I'll make this a little easier to justify with some low fat cream cheese and low fat creme fraiche. Thanks for the idea.
Made this yesterday. Turned out great! Can't wait to try the pizza dip!
Looks fantastic! I am preparing this for my guests tonight! Thanks!
This is fabulous – found it on Pinterest and made it for a gathering Memorial Day. It was a huge hit!
What is the best type of mayo to use for dips? The last time I used mayo in a dip recipe,I felt the mayo was to overpowering.What benefit does the Mayo bring to the recipe or can we omit it?
Allison: I normally use Hellmann's mayonnaise. I feel that the mayo adds a lot of flavour and creaminess to the dip but you could reduce the amount or eliminate it by replacing it with more sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Any time I need a dip I come to you! You are the dip MASTA! I'm making this and the hot pizza dip to bring in the New Year. Thanks!
Mmmm..it looks soo delicious!
I make this all the time!! Just wanted to say it's the most popular dip I make 🙂 love your blog!
Carly: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy this dip! It's on of my favourites as well! 🙂