How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

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✔️ This recipe is a tasty way to spice up your Taco Tuesday or the following game day.

✔️ This tasty taco dip is sure to please even the pickiest palate.

✔️ It’s so adaptable—you can eat it on tacos, over rice, or with tortilla chips!

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

Please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for the precise measurements for the ground beef taco dip.

  • lean ground beef
  • a packet of taco seasoning
  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese – yum!
  • roma tomatoes
  • red onion
  • cilantro
  • sliced black olives

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

This is an overview of the instructions. For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom!.

  • To a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and sour cream. Beat to combine until smooth. Add one envelope of taco seasoning – mixing until combined.
  • Spread into bottom of 9×9 pan and refrigerate.
  • Next, cook the beef in a big skillet over medium heat until it turns pink. Drain excesss grease. Add water and 1 envelope taco seasoning; cook until thickened. Cool slightly.
  • Spread over cream cheese mixture. Top with shredded cheese, tomatoes, cilantro and olives. Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!.

See how simple it is to make this delicious layered taco dip by watching the video!

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Yes, you can make this dip ahead of time. Allow it to reach room temperature before serving when you’re ready to serve.

Instead of using ground beef, you can use crumbled plant-based meat to make this dish vegetarian. Use dairy-free cheese and plant-based crumbles if you’re vegan.

To add a little spiciness to this taco dip, you can add some diced jalapeño peppers or hot sauce.

It can get runny if it sits too long. Assemble it about an hour before serving.

This dip is best served cold. Though you can serve it warm if you prefer.

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

  • For this simple appetizer, I used homemade taco seasoning, but you can use your favorite store-bought variety if you don’t have any on hand.
  • You can reheat this dip in a slow cooker set to warm if you would rather serve it warm at your gathering.
  • If you have leftover taco meat on hand, using it will save you time.
  • To ensure a smooth mixing, make sure your cream cheese is room temperature.
  • Add black beans for extra protein.
  • Use ground turkey or ground chicken instead of beef.
  • Swap the cheddar cheese for pepper jack or queso blanco.
  • Add your preferred toppings, such as diced avocado, chopped jalapeños, or green onions, as a garnish.
  • For extra heat, add diced green chilies or a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes.
  • Serve with crispy tortilla chips, over rice or in tacos.

Chill – Put this dip in a tightly sealed container and keep it in the fridge for a maximum of three days. But use caution—after a day or two in the fridge, the dip may become runny.

Adding leftovers to salad greens is a fantastic way to use them up.

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

  • A Mexican margarita must accompany this dip, which is a crowd-pleasing dish from Mexico.
  • For your next taco night, try this recipe for Mexican Fruit Salad if you like your flavors sweet and spicy together.
  • A delicious addition to your upcoming party or family get-together is this bean and cheese dip.
  • If you enjoy tacos, you must try these delicious Puff Pastry Tacos recipe!

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How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

Taco Dip Ingredients Measurements

Due to the fact that the amount of meat you have on hand will vary, these measurements are approximate. To make it a good consistency for dipping, I would recommend using 1 part cream cheese to 4 parts meat and adding salsa as needed. Even if the quantities are slightly adjusted, you really can’t go wrong with these basic ingredients. Enjoy! Have a great time exploring and making this!.

(P. S. I understand that many people have told me they don’t know what leftover and taco meat mean together. If you never have leftovers, you could definitely make meat specifically for this recipe, as I can eat tacos for almost forever. It’s definitely worth it!!).

The BEST Taco Dip with Ground Beef

This layered taco dip with meat is a great option for an easy Cinco de Mayo party recipe that comes together in just 15 minutes. I can assure you that your family and friends will love it.

Rehearse it for the upcoming summer holidays, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. This taco dip is perfect for a summertime potluck, party, or picnic.

You’re getting the best of both worlds with this ground beef dip because of its layers. With the warm beef and soft black beans, the cool cream cheese and creamy sour cream flavored with taco seasoning make the ideal combination.

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef

The green chile and onion pieces add more taste and texture. We found the dip to be mildly spicy despite the fire-roasted chiles. Super flavorful indeed but not spicy.

In contrast to the salty tortilla chips, the juicy tomatoes, cilantro, and shredded cheese provide welcome bursts of freshness. These are the ideal scoopers to help you enjoy this comforting, filling, and satiating dip.

I promise that if I happened upon this layered taco dip during a Cinco de Mayo celebration, I would watch over it nonstop and never leave its side.

How To Make Taco Dip With Ground Beef