Serve this Cheesy Beef Taco Dip warm, with sturdy tortilla chips. It’s full of beefy taco flavor and rich with cheddar cheese – the perfect hearty, delicious appetizer!

a white dish of Cheesy Beef Taco Dip with tortilla chips

On Mom’s original recipe for this Cheesy Beef Taco Dip, she wrote in, “Used for Brenda’s graduation party and every bit of it was gone!”

graduation day photo

And while big hair and big glasses will go in and out of style, dips as good as this never will!

This hearty beef taco dip is best served warm, with sturdy tortilla chips. It’s full of beefy taco flavor and rich with cheddar cheese.

While we’ve most often enjoyed this as an appetizer, I’m not ashamed to tell you that we’ve also called this supper. Ha!

Whether serving this for a graduation party, as part of your upcoming Super Bowl spread – – for supper tonight! – – you’ll soon taste why this dip stands the test of time.

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Serve this Cheesy Beef Taco Dip warm, with sturdy tortilla chips. It's full of beefy taco flavor and rich with cheddar cheese - the perfect hearty, delicious appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel "Original" Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies (do not drain)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (more or less, depending on your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons Frank's Redhot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) shredded medium cheddar cheese (shredding your own from a block of cheese will give the best texture)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and onion, breaking up the beef, until beef is nearly browned. Stir in the garlic and cook until beef is fully browned. Drain fat and discard.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, Rotel, taco seasoning, hot sauce, and black pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thoroughly warmed.
  3. In a small bowl, toss cheese with flour. Add cheese to beef mixture, a little at a time, stirring just until melted. Transfer to a small crockpot or fondue pot to keep warm.
  4. Serve hot or warm, with sturdy tortilla chips. If desired, offer taco toppings such as sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, etc. alongside.

Notes

Adapted from Mom’s recipe box, original recipe from Anytime Appetizers by Better Homes and Gardens.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.

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Cheesy Beef Taco Dip