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Flashback Friday ~ Hot Taco Dip

I have chosen a family favorite that I collected years ago from a good friend, Hilda who is always fixing a large meal for her family and grandchildren. She has used this as a staple for years, especially on Sunday as it is easy to prepare in advance and one is not scurrying in the kitchen. I love this recipe and it's so easy to freeze and take on a family ski vacation or camping trip. I can guarantee there will not be many leftovers.
So this year I knew the family was dropping in just prior to 'trick or treat' and I was told to make sure there were adult treats. I knew immediately what to serve.

Taco Dip
  • 2 lbs. hamburger - browned and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 or 2 onion greens chopped
  • 1 C grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  1. Brown hamburger and drain.
  2. Add salsa and taco seasoning.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Place mixture into casserole bowl.
  5. Spread sour cream over the meat mixture.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and green onions
  7. Then sprinkle cheese mixture on top.
  8. Add chopped tomatoes and green onions
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

I often double the hamburger mixture, cook it and freeze the mixture for a later date.

I added the recipe of Judy's Riverwalk Guacamole as a complimentary side dish. Yummy!
Don't forget to add a large bowl of tacos.  At the end of the meal my eldest son, leaned over and said, "Mom, you know that this is my favorite meal." (2009)
So here we are today, six years later, and I, without knowing and remembering his last statement, realized that I made his favorite treat again.  That's when you know your kids' favorites. It's simple and I always have the staples in my home.


  1. My husband recently found your blog and informed me that I
    HAD to come visit it. I think he's hinting that my cooking could be improved :). I really liked what I saw and look forward to trying out some recipes. The pics are great too. I always like to see what a dish at least should look like once prepared.

  2. Marg, I can sure see why a family would love this simple dip . .I think I will try it but put a can of refried beans under the hamburger. . it looks really yummy.

  3. I was wondering what you were cooking after a weekend out on the town! It sounds like the perfect Sunday lunch to me.

  4. That looks good! I'm collecting dishes for our Cinco de Mayo dinner and this may just fit the bill! Mmmm... Thanks!

  5. This would eliminate a lot of extra dishes! I like that.

  6. Yum family likes this one!

  7. Simple yet tasty. Thanks for sharing this recipe especially since Cinco De Mayo is almost here! I think that is the theme for this Fridays Food Friday so you may want to share your recipe there too.

  8. Oh this looks delightful! And Taco Dip is one of my guys favorites!!!

    Blessings to you today!

  9. Oh my....this DOES look good! Perfect for a 'family dinner' around the table...reaching across and sharing...I like it a lot!

  10. This sounds yummy. I will have to give it a try.

  11. Toutes ces recettes quel ré vais pouvoir gâter mon mari. Merci

  12. Sounds like a great pool side dish served right out of a crock pot. Keeps the kitchen cool in the summer.

  13. I've made this for years, but I always add a can of refried beans to the bottom just as Lovella suggested in the comments. It has been a favorite of ours for a simple Sunday night meal. It's been awhile since I've made it, thanks for the reminder!

  14. Just wondering if the ONE HALF CUP of taco seasoning is correct....?

    1. Yes, it is correct, depending on your taste you could make your own adjustments. If it's too strong, just decrease the amount for your taste. It's yummy.

  15. This sounds delicious Marg! Will be adding this to my appies list for the upcoming Christmas season! So glad to get these "hot" flashbacks :)!!!


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