Grab a chip and let's dig into this delicious Taco Dip with ground beef. It's truly a dip you will go back for more loaded with cream cheese it's a layered taco dip recipe that will soon be a favorite! You've likely tried a seven layer dip. Well this is a 7 layer dip with meat!
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I have a few fun extra ingredients thrown into this easy recipe that I'll share with you. The meat is a seasoned taco meat, just like eating a ground beef taco. Yum!
Aside from adding diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, green onions, and tortilla chips, you will also add cream cheese. I love to use my Homemade Refried Beans recipe made in the Instant Pot but you can also used a canned refried beans too.
Hot Taco Dip is perfect for Game Day, or even a simple Family Game Night and of course can be served as a Hot Dip or a Cold Taco Dip.
Shopping List for Cream Cheese Taco Dip
- Ground Beef: Lean Ground Beef, Ground Turkey, or Ground Sirloin
- Cream Cheese
- Refried Beans
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Green Onions
- Tortilla Chips
- Taco Seasoning
How to make Cream Cheese Mexican Dip
In a large skillet over medium/high heat brown ground beef until no longer pink. Remove excess fat if necessary. Add taco seasoning with water and simmer until heated through.
Spread hot or cold refried beans on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and evenly spread cooked ground beef over refried beans.
Spread Guacamole over meat mixture by placing dollops in baking dish and carefully spread.
In a separate bowl combine softened cream cheese with sour cream and taco seasoning. Mix to combine and spread over Avocado and meat mixture.
Top with diced tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheese, avocado, jalapeno, salsa and any other toppings you enjoy
Chill for an hour and serve cold or serve immediately and serve hot.
Best Ever Layered Mexican Dip
What makes this recipe the BEST Ever? Well, I think adding meat to this Taco Dip truly steps it up a notch. I also love that this recipe is very similar to a Seven Layer Dip and you can add all your favorite toppings. Just in case you need more ideas for toppings I've included some of our favorites
- Sliced Olives
- Diced Bell Peppers
- Salsa ~ Roasted Red Salsa or Tomatillo Salsa
- Avocado or Homemade Guacamole
- Jalapeno Peppers
- More cheese!
With all the extra toppings this Taco Dip with Beef Recipe truly becomes a meal. But you don't have to believe me, make it yourself and give a try. I bet it will be devoured.
When to Serve Mexican Dip Recipes
I've mentioned that this Seven Layer Taco Dip is ideal for the big game, the Super Bowl of course! But it's also fantastic for New Years Eve, Family Gatherings, Movie Night with Friends, or a cozy Game night at home.
Don't forget Cinco de Mayo! Adding this fun Dip Recipe to your Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party is also ideal.
Do yourself a favor and have some extra Sour Cream for those that want a little extra on their plate. I love to have extra toppings in small bowls and plate on a cutting board like a Charcuterie Board. Allowing everyone to add those extra fun toppings they like.
How to Serve Taco Dip
We love to enjoy this Chips and Dip recipe hot. The hot beans and meat with the cool cream cheese sour cream layer is fantastic.
But that doesn't mean you can't also serve this dip cold and in fact, it's delicious cold. I recommend allowing this recipe sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors come together.
Serve with tortilla Chips. But don't hesitate to substitute chips with a Kale Chip, Zucchini Chip or even a Carrot Chip. It's a fun substitute
Ingredient Substitution for Ground Beef Dip
Sour Cream ~ Greek Plain Yogurt
Ground Beef ~ Ground Chicken or Ground Turkey
Refried Beans ~ Sautéed Onions and Diced Bell Peppers
Tortilla Chips ~ Kale Chips, Zucchini Chips, Carrot Chips
Cooking Methods for Seven Layer Taco Dip
I prefer to make this Seven layer Taco Dip using a skillet when cooking the ground beef. But using a Crock Pot to keep this dip warm is ideal if you prefer a Hot Taco Dip.
Layer the recipe just like you would in a baking dish except place in a Crock Pot and keep on warm for a perfect temperature. Keep in mind the sour cream layer and cheese will get warm and melty which is tasty.
How to Store Taco Dip with Meat
Always store dip in refrigerator. This will keep for a couple days in covered and stored chilled.
Can I make Taco Dip in Advance?
As many prefer this dip serve chilled, it can be made hours in advance and stored in refrigerator. Add diced avocado before serving so they don't turn brown.
If using Guacamole make sure to seal under the cream cheese layer so it doesn't turn brown.
As a Meal or an Appetizer
When making Ground Beef Dip with Cream Cheese it's a wonderful Appetizer Recipe for a crowd. However, it can also be served as a full meal for the family.
We always enjoy a dinner when we dip and eat surrounded around the kitchen table. Memories are made with laughter and fun conversations.
Taco Dip with Meat
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning Mild, Medium or Hot *Divided
- 16 Ounce Refried Beans Or 2 cups Homemade Refried Beans
- 8 ounce Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 Cup Sour Cream Or Greek Yogurt
Toppings for Dip
- 2 Cups Cheese Cheddar, Mexican Blend, Queso Blend, or a combination
- 1 Cup Tomatoes Diced
- 1 can Black Olives Sliced
- 1 Bunch Green Onions Diced
- Tortilla Chips
- 1 Avocado Diced
- Salsa Red or Green Salsa
- Lettuce Chopped
- Bell Peppers Diced
- Jalapeno Pepper Sliced with Seeds Removed
- Sour Cream Extra
- In a large skillet over medium/high heat brown ground beef until no longer pink. Remove excess fat if necessary. Add 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning with ½ Cup water and simmer until heated through.
- Spread hot or cold refried beans on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and evenly spread cooked ground beef over refried beans.
- In a separate bowl combine softened cream cheese with sour cream and taco and remaining 2 tablespoons seasoning envelope. Mix to combine and spread over meat mixture
- Top with diced tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheese, avocado and any other toppings you enjoy
- Serve hot or cold with tortilla chips
For more Taco TasteUse 1 packet Taco Seasoning in Meat Mixture and 1 Packet Taco Seasoning in Cream Cheese, Sour cream Mixture.
Ingredient Substitution for Ground Beef Dip
- Sour Cream ~ Greek Plain Yogurt
- Ground Beef ~ Ground Chicken or Ground Turkey
- Refried Beans ~ Sautéed Onions and Diced Bell Peppers
- Tortilla Chips ~ Kale Chips, Zucchini Chips, Carrot Chips