Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

Time to add a new party food recipe to your bag of tricks! I just love the spicy flavors and gooey cheesiness, serve it with corn chips & suddenly, you have a party on your hands.

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I used previously browned ground beef, which saves me so much time when I am in a rush to put on a party. I would highly recommend that you start bulk cooking hamburger and freezing in 1-lb packages.  In addition to pre-cooked hamburger, my homemade bulk taco seasoning blend makes this dip a breeze to prepare. If you don’t make your own taco seasoning, now is the time to start! It is super easy, immeasurably more delicious & you control the heat & salt!! Who could ask for anything more? 

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Now onto the dip! Here is a quick list of dip ingredients:

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  • ½ sweet white onion, diced
  • ½ 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 c of your favorite salsa
  • ½ pound pre-cooked hamburger meat
  • 1½ T dry ranch seasoning blend
  • 1½ T homemade taco seasoning blend ((RECIPE HERE))
  • 5-6 T fresh chopped cilantro, divided
  • ½ c beans, either cooked or refried 
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • ½ c light mayonnaise
  • 1 c hand-shredded sharp cheddar cheese

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Simply heat the tomatoes, salsa and onions until the onions are softened ((approximately 5 minutes)).

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Add hamburger & half of the dry ranch.

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Add the homemade taco seasoning blend.

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When I made this dip, I had some leftover Beans & Chicos. With such tasty ingredients on hand, I couldn’t help but add some to this dip. Into the pot :  ½ c of cooked beans ((and chicos — recipe HERE)). ((½ c of canned or refried beans will work nicely if you don’t want to go to the effort to make Beans & Chicos.))

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Half of the chopped cilantro to add a nice brightness.

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For the next layer, I combined the mayo, cream cheese & remaining ranch seasoning.

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Place the saucy taco meat in an 8″ x 11″ baking dish & top with the cream cheese mixture.

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Top with shredded cheese & bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.

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Garnish with remaining cilantro.

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Oooh, look at the layers! The perfect balance of gooey & spicy. Let the party begin!

Cheesy Baked Taco Dip
Serves 12
Gooey and spicy, this baked taco dip is the perfect party treat!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
195 calories
6 g
46 g
16 g
8 g
7 g
119 g
412 g
3 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
119g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
Calories from Fat 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 46mg
15%
Sodium 412mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
11%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ sweet white onion, diced
  2. ½ 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes
  3. 1 c of your favorite salsa
  4. ½ pound pre-cooked hamburger meat
  5. 1½ T dry ranch seasoning blend, divided
  6. 1½ T homemade taco seasoning blend
  7. 5-6 T fresh chopped cilantro, divided
  8. ½ c beans, either cooked or refried
  9. 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  10. ½ c light mayonnaise
  11. 1 c hand-shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook onion, tomatoes & salsa for 5 minutes over medium flame. Add hamburger, half of the ranch seasoning & all of the taco seasoning, stir to combine. Add half of the fresh cilantro & beans, cook for 5 more minutes. Place in an 8" x 11" baking dish.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo & remaining ranch seasoning. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the taco meat.
  3. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes until melted and bubbly.
  4. Garnish with remaining cilantro.
  5. Serve with corn chips.
  6. Serves 12
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calories
195
fat
16g
protein
8g
carbs
6g
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