hot taco dip for a crowd

a recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

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.

serves A Crowd
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hot taco dip for a crowd

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    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
    refried beans
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh chives or green onion tops
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 md
    fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 sm
    can sliced black olives (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • 1
    fresh jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • shredded lettuce (optional)
  • tortilla chips for serving

How To Make hot taco dip for a crowd

  • 1
    Lightly grease a 9"x13" casserole with cooking oil spray or butter.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in middle position.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 package of taco seasoning mix until light and fluffy.
  • 5
    Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over bottom of casserole and set aside.
  • 6
    Add remaining seasoning mix and salsa to meat; mix well and simmer over medium-low heat for 3 or 4 minutes.
  • 7
    Add refried beans and mix well to combine.
  • 8
    Spread meat mixture over cream cheese in dish.
  • 9
    Sprinkle with half the chives or green onions.
  • 10
    Evenly distribute cheese over the top and then top with the chopped tomatoes.
  • 11
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 12
    Remove from oven; garnish with remainder of chives or green onions and your choice of optional ingredients.