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Layered Taco Dip with Meat

Turn any gathering into a party with this delicious and easy Layered Taco Dip with Meat. Zesty seasoned ground beef, stretchy melted cheese, and crisp lettuce and tomatoes give you a bite sized taco on every chip!
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients
 

  • 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and Mexican blend)

Toppings (optional):

  • 1 ½ cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ cup red onions (chopped)
  • 4 green onions (chopped, green parts only)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the beef and cook, breaking up any large chunks, until beef is browned and no pink remains (7-8 min). Sprinkle with 1 ½ Tablespoons taco seasoning and stir thoroughly to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, and and remaining teaspoon of taco seasoning until combined.
  • In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, layer ground beef, cream cheese mixture, and salsa. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve plain, or top with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and green onions. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

  • Dip can be made and refrigerated, unbaked, up to 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Leftover dip can be refrigerated and reheated (sans toppings) in a 350 degree oven until warm through.
  • Dip can be served with or without cold toppings and served hot or at room temperature.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword baked taco dip, ground beef taco dip, hot taco dip, layered taco dip, layered taco dip with meat, taco dip with ground beef, taco dip with meat