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Cheesy Taco Dip with Ground Beef

This cheesy taco dip with ground beef is a delicious appetizer or meal! Perfectly seasoned and made in your cast iron skillet makes it a hearty snack or dinner idea everyone loves for Super Bowl or just because on the weekend with chips!

Change it up with ground sausage or we share how to cook frozen ground beef here if that is all you have on hand. Top with slices of avocado and salsa for fresh flavors.

Taco Dip with Ground Beef

You’ll love this taco dip with ground beef! All 5 of us love it! I’ve made it as a snack AND as a dinner served in bowls with a few chips on top. Topped with ooey gooey cheese on top it’s a family fave. You can make it dairy free also if you have lactose issues at home like we do. 😉 (affiliate links present)

Taco Dip with Meat No Cream Cheese

Ok so we have all made tacos, this is a deconstructed version full of YUM. I got this recipe from The Simple Kitchen cookbook, she calls it Cheesy Taco Skillet. There are many other great recipes in it and this is just one we loved. If you love easy but delicious comfort foods you’ve gotta’ check it out. 😉

Call it what you will, but seriously you can just call it delicious if you ask me. Add what you wish really. If you like heat you could easily dice up a jalapeno and add that in when you are letting it bubble up, if you need it to be dairy free (like my husband), just leave the cheese off or use a cheese alternative you like.

I love sour cream and guacamole when it comes to Mexican style foods, so I put a dollop of each on top when I serve this in individual bowls…delish!! Serve right in the same pan you cooked it in for an easier cleanup and rustic look to your buffet table.

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Taco Dip Recipe

You can make this creamy with lots of cheese, sour cream or cream cheese mixed in near the end. If you need a dairy free option or one lower in calories then just skip all of that and use the rest of the ingredients. Your choice, they are both incredible.

It’s as easy as throwing everything into a skillet (or cast iron pan like we did here), stirring, and topping it with additional cheese, chives, guacamole, sour cream, or any other addition you think sounds yummy. If you wanted more of a layered type you could make this, spread refried beans on bottom of a pan and pour this on top with cooler ingredients on top of that.

  1. Ground beef
  2. Taco seasoning (in a packet or make your own)
  3. Kernel corn
  4. Black beans
  5. Diced tomatoes
  6. Cheese (your choice, mix of sharp cheddar and colby jack are great)
  7. Sour cream – optional
  8. Guacamole – optional
  9. Chives – optional

I love using my cast iron skillet – this is the one I have and use ALL the time. Yes you can make it in a pan or pot and then transfer it into an oven safe dish to serve it up but this is less effort and less to clean. It not only cooks it all on your stovetop but makes for a rustic way to serve it in the very same dish/pan.

Taco Dip with Ground Beef 2

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Serve it with a bowl of chips on the side and just put your cast iron skillet right there on your island where all the other snacks are, on a trivet of course. The other great thing about cooking in cast iron is it actually looks pretty cool served right in the skillet!

  • Start off by cooking your ground meat of choice and salt together in a skillet, until cooked through over medium heat. 
    • for lower fat use ground turkey
    • the most flavor and a little heat we love spicy ground sausage from Jimmy dean
  • Drain excess grease, lean ground beef may not have any at all.
  • Sprinkle seasonings of choice (or a packet of taco seasoning mix works) on and stir until meat is coated. 
  • Add drained cans of black beans, corn, pour in the whole can of diced tomatoes, and water (or broth). Fold all of your items together gently to combine well. 
  • Bring to a boil until most of the water is evaporated. 
  • Now if you want it cheesy sprinkle cheese on top of your ground beef taco meat and stir until melted inside. 
  • Can top with additional bits of shredded cheese, chives, guacamole, sour cream, diced green onions and black olives.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for scooping on Game Day!

If you’re looking for another easy appetizer to serve along side this one for a large gathering try our 7 layer pizza dip. That one has all the refried bean, guacamole layers you’re used to but on top of a cooked crust which is fun. For more of a dinner dish serve our cheesy crockpot lasagna casserole too.

Taco dip with ground beef

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Taco Dip with Ground Beef

This cheesy taco dip with ground beef is a delicious appetizer or meal! Perfectly seasoned and made in your skillet it’s a hearty snack or dinner idea!
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword dip, ground beef, taco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 531kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 c cheese jack is great
  • 2 tsp salt more or less depending on taste
  • 1/4 c Mexican seasoning blend cookbook shows you how to make your own or use packet in store
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 can niblet corn drained
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 c guacamole optional
  • 1 c sour cream optional

Instructions

  • Cook your ground beef and salt together in a skillet, until cooked through. 
  • Drain excess drippings. Sprinkle seasoning and stir until beef is coated. 
  • Add black beans, tomatoes, corn and water. Stir to combine well. 
  • Bring to a boil until most of the water is evaporated. 
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and stir until melted. 
  • Can top with additional bits of shredded cheese, chives, guacamole, sour cream…….
Nutrition Facts
Taco Dip with Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 685mg30%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 235mg24%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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