Taco Dip with Ground Beef is a hot taco dip recipe loaded with cream cheese, taco meat, black beans, corn, and tons of gooey cheese. Easy appetizer for game day, movie nights, holiday parties, or taco Tuesday.
A party isn't a party if there aren't any pinwheels, BBQ Lil' Smokies, buffalo chicken dip, or taco dip.
And this baked taco dip with ground beef is always a crowd pleaser.
Aside from being a really easy recipe, this layered taco dip recipe is super creamy, hearty, and full of flavor.
It starts with a layer of cream cheese, sour cream, 2 kinds of cheese, and green chilies.
Next is a savory ground beef mixture with taco seasoning, salsa, corn, and black beans.
Finally, more gooey cheese -- cheddar for sharp flavor and Monterey Jack for melty gooeyness.
Add your favorite toppings, grab a bag of tortilla chips, and get scooping!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Easy taco dip recipe that's sure to be a huge hit at your next party
Delicious beefy taco dip, perfect for your Super Bowl or Cinco de Mayo party
Great appetizer with simple ingredients and big flavors
Great way to use up leftover taco meat
Cream cheese. Two blocks of cream cheese, softened.
Sour cream. Mixing a little bit of sour cream into the cream cheese softens it and makes it even creamier!
Monterey Jack cheese. Jack cheese is gooey and melty. You can use pepper Jack, mozzarella or another gooey cheese you love.
Cheddar cheese. Cheddar adds rich flavor and even more gooeyness. You can use mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, or extra sharp.
Green chilies. One 4 oz can of drained green chiles zings up the cream cheese layer.
Ground beef. You can use lean ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, ground pork, or ground sausage.
Taco seasoning. Use one packet of taco seasoning or 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning.
Salsa. Use your favorite jarred salsa or homemade salsa.
Black beans. Black beans add creamy texture and flavor to the taco meat.
Corn. I use thawed frozen corn, but you can use canned corn or fresh corn.
Toppings. Green onions, tomatoes, black olives, avocados, jalapenos ... add your favorite taco toppings
What To Do with Leftover Black Beans
Store the leftover black beans in a container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Then toss them into:
- Burger mix
- Sloppy Joes
How to Make Baked Taco Dip with Ground Beef
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
1. Make the taco meat.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease.
Add the taco seasoning, ½ cup water, and the salsa. Simmer until the liquid evaporates.
Stir in the black beans and corn.
⭐Pro Tip: Use the above process to make your own taco meat recipe for beef tacos or to sprinkle on a taco salad.
2. Make the cream cheese layer.
While the meat is browning, use a hand mixer to mix the cream cheese and sour cream together in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
Mix in ½ cup Jack cheese, ½ cup cheddar cheese, and the drained can of green chilies.
3. Assemble the layer taco dip.
Spread the cream cheese and sour cream mixture into the bottom of the casserole dish.
Spoon the ground meat layer on top of the cream cheese layer.
Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top of the ground beef layer.
4. Bake, add toppings, and enjoy!
Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Add chopped tomatoes, onions, and any additional toppings you love and serve warm with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers.
Store leftover baked taco dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Use a packet of store-bought taco seasoning mix or 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning.
Soften the cream cheese at room temperature so it blends easily with the sour cream.
I know shredding a block of cheese is a pain, but it really does taste and melt better than bagged cheese.
Yes, taco dip is a great way to use up leftover taco meat! Just warm up the taco meat mixture in the microwave or stovetop, layer it over the cream cheese mixture, and proceed with the recipe as directed.
Store your leftover ground beef taco dip tightly covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
This delicious taco dip is even better with all your favorite toppings like:
Sliced green onions
Large chunks of avocado
Diced bell peppers
Get the Stuff I Use
This grater is awesome because it comes apart and store flat in a drawer.
As far as hand mixers go, this KitchenAid 7-Spped Mixer is a good one. It powers through the toughest of doughs and whisks up egg whites and cream like a champ.
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Easy Taco Dip with Ground Beef
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning or 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup salsa
- ¾ cup black beans drained
- ¾ cup corn frozen, canned, or fresh
- 16 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 ½ cups Monterey Jack cheese, divided shredded
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, divided shredded
- 4 ounces green chilies 1 small can, drained
- Optional toppings of your choice: tomatoes, avocados, onions, olives, jalapenos ...
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray an oblong 2.5 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Brown ground beef on medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.
- Add the taco seasoning, ½ cup water, and salsa. Simmer until the liquid evaporates. Stir in the black beans and corn. Remove from heat.
- Mix cream cheese and sour cream together until creamy. Mix in ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, ½ cup cheddar cheese, and the green chilies.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer the ground beef mixture on top. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of cheese over the ground beef.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Top with chopped tomatoes and onions or your favorite taco toppings. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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