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hot taco dip for a crowd

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.

yield serving(s)
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.