Loaded Taco Dip is warm and cheesy, super easy, and always the first to disappear! Loaded with seasoned beef, beans, salsa, cheese, and all of your favorite fresh toppings!
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Football Sundays are the best, just hang out watch the game, and eat delicious snacks like my Cowboy Guacamole and Beef and Bean Taco Cups. So many delicious layers in this ultimate party dip, really hard to stop at just a couple of chips. So if you're hosting a Super Bowl party or just staying home this easy layered dip will be a hit with everyone on game day like my Chili Con Queso.
Why this recipe works
This easy taco dip recipe is the perfect make-ahead appetizer for large crowds or a new twist on your taco Tuesday. Super easy, and full of flavor, and watch how quickly it disappears like my Taco Bake Recipe at your next party. If you prefer something a little more hearty try my Oven Baked BBQ Ribs they are always a huge hit!
Ingredients for taco dip
- Ground beef: You can also use ground turkey or ground chicken.
- Taco seasoning: Prepackaged store bought taco seasoning or you can also make your own homemade taco seasoning.
- Refried beans: I prefer to use the Jalapeño canned refried beans, but you can use traditional or even refried black beans.
- Salsa: A thick salsa works best!
- Cheese: I use shredded cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese but you can use whatever kind you like.
- Olives: I like black olives.
- Onions: I prefer red onions but white onions will also work.
- Chips: Fritos or tortilla chips work great.
How to make taco dip
- Step 1: Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and brown ground beef and then drain the fat.
- Step 2: Add in the taco seasoning.
- Step 5: Spread the ground beef layer over the salsa.
- Step 6: Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake, then add your favorite toppings.
- I highly recommend shredding your own cheese and not using pre-shredded cheese from the package.
- I like to use a cast-iron skillet for this delicious taco dip because it holds the heat and keeps the dip warm but a baking dish also works.
- A great way to use leftover taco meat if you have it.
Yes, if you prefer to have a cold taco dip, just layer the dip and place it in the refrigerator until ready to serve dip with tortilla chips.
Yes, you can definitely get the beans and taco meat done and placed into the oven safe dish. Then when ready to serve pop the dish into the oven, add your toppings and serve!
I used my favorite taco toppings but this dip is totally customizable, you can add chopped tomatoes, black beans, corn, green pepper, or even green onions. You can add a layer of guacamole but I just recommend putting it in the middle so it won't turn brown as quickly.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Loaded Taco Dip
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 1 15 ouncecan refried beans
- 1 1/2 cups salsa
- 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup sliced olives
- 1-2 jalapenos diced
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 cup sour cream
- Fritos or tortilla chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat a skillet to medium high heat, cook and crumble ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat, add taco seasoning and mix until combined.
- In a 11 inch cast iron skillet or baking dish, add the can of refried beans and smooth out. Add the salsa, followed by the ground beef and cheese.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly
- Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, onions, avocado, jalapeno, cilantro and sour cream.
- Serve warm with Fritos or tortilla chips.