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Casserole dish with baked ground beef taco dip.
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Baked Taco Dip With Ground Beef

This Hot Taco Dip with Meat will soon become your favorite Tex-Mex party dip! Loaded with all the loved ingredients of a classic taco and easily adapted to suit your taco-topping preferences!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southwestern, Tex-Mex
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 523kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef may use ground chicken, sausage or turkey
  • 1 package Taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup Sour cream
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded, divided
  • 2 ounces Green chilis chopped
  • 1 cup Salsa use which heat you like

Optional Toppings

  • Lettuce Shredded
  • Tomatoes Dices
  • Olives Sliced
  • Cilantro Chopped
  • Green Onions Sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Spray a baking dish with vegetable spray.
  • Brown beef in a large pan over medium heat, drain fat and return to the pan.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and water according to package directions.
  • While beef is cooking mix cream cheese, sour cream, ½ of the cheese, and chilis in a laarge bowl. Mix until fully combined and spread into the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the meat mixture on top, then layer the salsa and finish with the remainin cheese.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly and browned. Top with desied toppings and serve war with tortilla chips.

Notes

It's important to soften the cream cheese first. This will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients. You can let it soften on the counter, or do it in the microwave on low power for about 45 seconds. Be sure to remove the metallic cover on the cheese before putting it in the microwave. 
Use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese mixture, this makes the dip easier to mix up and scoop.
You can make this up to 2 days ahead and bake just before the guests arrive. Do NOT put the vegetables on top. Wait until it's baked.
Top with your favorite toppings. Some ideas are: sour cream, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, chopped cilantro.  
 

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1205mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 2mg