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loaded nacho dip

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sheila Kremer
Tyndall, SD

I've had this recipe since I was in college - many, many years ago! It is always the first to go at get-togethers and makes a 5 qt. Crock Pot full. You can spice it up or down, depending on how "hot" you like things. If there's any left the next day, it's great over scrambled eggs or baked potatoes.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is the ultimate nacho cheese dip. The base is similar to a bacon cheeseburger with ground meat, lots of bacon, and garlic and onion for flavor. Taco seasonings add some spice. Salsa is how you can control the heat of the dip. We used a medium spiced salsa, and it was perfect. Black and green olives add texture to this cheese dip. But if you don't like olives, omit them. The slow cooker does most of the work by melting the cheese to create the cheesiest loaded nacho dip. This makes a lot, so it's perfect to serve a crowd.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For loaded nacho dip

  • 2 lb
    ground beef or ground venison
  • 1 lb
    bacon, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 12 jar
    salsa (mild, moderate or hot your choice, 1 oz each)
  • 1 c
  • 1 box
    Velveeta cheese, cubed (2 pound box)
  • 1 can
    black olives, sliced (3.8 oz)
  • 1 bottle
    green olives, drained and sliced (5.75 oz)
  • 1 can
    diced green chilies (4.5 oz)

How To Make loaded nacho dip

  • Ground beef, bacon, onion, and garlic in a skillet.
    Brown ground beef, chopped bacon, onion, and garlic until done. Drain well.
  • Meat sprinkled with taco seasoning.
    Sprinkle meat mixture with taco seasoning and stir.
  • Beef mixture in a lined slow cooker.
    Put a liner in a 5-quart Crock Pot. I always use a Crock Pot liner as I hate cleaning cooked-on cheese out of my Crock Pot. If you don't use a liner, spray the Crock Pot well with non-stick spray before adding the beef mixture. Dump the beef mixture into a Crock Pot. Set temperature at low.
  • Salsa added to the slow cooker.
    Add in the quart of chunky salsa and stir. I generally use mild or moderate. But if you like it fiery, use hot.
  • Black and green olives and green chilies added to the slow cooker.
    Stir in the black and green olives and diced green chilies.
  • Velveeta and milk added to slow cooker.
    Add cubed Velveeta and milk.
  • Nacho dip cooking in slow cooker.
    Let cook on low for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. Turn the Crock Pot down to keep it on the warm setting and serve.