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Hot Taco Dip

We have had a lot of 'game day foods' around here lately with the Vancouver Canucks looking for their first ever Stanley Cup title.  Here's a hearty hot taco dip that pairs up perfectly with a hockey game...or anything else you may be watching these days.

  • 1 can (14 oz / 398 ml) refried beans
  • 1 lb / 500gr lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup hot salsa, divided
  • 1 cup chopped Roma tomatoes (de-seed)
  • 1 chopped sweet pepper (red, yellow, orange or a mix)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups grated Tex-Mex cheese (use Monterey Jack, cheddar or Mozzarella if you prefer)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • chopped onion greens, sliced pitted olives and chopped tomatoes for garnish

  1. Combine refried beans with 1/4 cup salsa.  Spread evenly over bottom of oven-proof dish (about 12" round or 9" x 12").
  2. Brown the beef.  Drain off excess fat and stir in the taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup of  salsa.  Heat through.
  3. Spread the meat mixture over the bean mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with a layer of peppers and chopped tomatoes.
  5. Cover with a layer of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° F for about 25 minutes (or until bubbly and heated through).
  7. Just prior to serving, spread sour cream over the dish and garnish with chopped green onions, olives and tomatoes.
  8. Scoop onto plates and eat with warm taco chips.

Tip ~ Place taco chips in a single layer on a cookie sheet and heat at 350° F for 5 minutes. 

Before the game is will be licking the bottom of the dish.  Enjoy!


  1. Just finished morning toast and coffee, but this looks even like a great meal for hubby and me for supper - with leftovers I'm sure! I'll serve the sour cream and toppings separately though! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your chip basket. I wonder if they eat tacos in Africa? Your dip looks so yummy and things I have on hand makes it a good plan.

  3. Give me a good dip and I'm one happy woman! LOL

  4. Looks like a dip that would disappear quickly!

  5. Love dips like this! And, I enjoy cooking and baking. So glad I found your site!

  6. Thanks for the tip on warming the chips... I'm sure that makes them taste fresh .. and with the dip.. that could be a "game" supper for sure!

  7. I've got the girls coming over tonight and if I didn't already have spinach dip in the fridge, I'd be making this... Maybe I'll make it for the family for the game tomorrow night.

  8. This dip looks so yummy! I want to try it this weekend!

  9. We love this classic southwest treat. To switch it up, we make fry bread in bite sized pieces instead of the cup and call Navajo Dip.

  10. I've made a dish very similar to this for years, it's definitely a favorite in our house. I never thought to add the peppers and tomatoes though, I'll try that next time.

  11. I make something called Taco Dip and while it's a bit like this, it's kind of not like this if you know what I mean... My American Sister gave me the recipe and for a while many years ago, it was what I would cook regularly!!! I will definitely be trying this one out with some of the ingredients in mine added after (lettuce doesn't like ovens...)

    I'm loving your blog!!!! Thank you!!!

  12. Just found your blog and am looking forward to exploring all the recipes. I want to start with the Hot Taco Dip. Oh, that looks delicious!!

    I've been craving Mexican food...yum!


  13. I made this for game night last Friday to RAVE reviews - so yummy. I used ground chicken instead of beef... I'm bringing it tonight to pastorate - delicious! Thank you!

  14. This tastes great. Having the chips separate is much better than cooking them with the rest of the dish


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