HOT TACO DIP for a Crowd

Teresa *G*

By
@BlueGinghamApron

If you love tacos or burritos, you'll love this! It's really a big hit with everyone on game day. I usually put a serving spoon in it because everyone likes to put it on their own plate and dig in with their favorite chips.

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Serves:
A Crowd
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, diced
2 pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
2 pkg
taco seasoning mix (divided, 1/2 pkg. & 1 1/2 pkg.)
1 1/2 c
salsa, tomato-based (your favorite)
1 can(s)
refried beans
1/4 c
chopped fresh chives or green onion tops
8 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 medium
fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 small
can sliced black olives (optional)
sour cream (optional)
1
fresh jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
shredded lettuce (optional)
tortilla chips for serving

Step-By-Step

1Lightly grease a 9"x13" casserole with cooking oil spray or butter.
2Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in middle position.
3In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, thoroughly cook ground beef and onions until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent; drain, return to skillet and set aside.
4In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 package of taco seasoning mix until light and fluffy.
5Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over bottom of casserole and set aside.
6Add remaining seasoning mix and salsa to meat; mix well and simmer over medium-low heat for 3 or 4 minutes.
7Add refried beans and mix well to combine.
8Spread meat mixture over cream cheese in dish.
9Sprinkle with half the chives or green onions.
10Evenly distribute cheese over the top and then top with the chopped tomatoes.
11Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.
12Remove from oven; garnish with remainder of chives or green onions and your choice of optional ingredients.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Dips, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican