Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fiesta Cheesy Taco Dip

Cheesy Fiesta Taco Dip is loaded with layer upon layer of your favorite Mexican flavors. It is the perfect easy taco dinner, any night of the week.

Can you believe Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner.  You may remember our 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip and our 4 Layer Pizza Dip that we have raved about.  Loaded with our favorite flavors all packed into an awesome dip.  We love these dips that double as a meal.

Well, we have been head over heals in love with new Cheesy Fiesta Taco Dip.  It is insane! Layer upon layer of taco goodness.  Served with Doritos it is even better than the ever popular taco at the bell!  No matter how you serve it, this dip will be a hit.

Making Cheesy Taco Dip

Quick Tip:
Pre-shredded cheeses have additives to help keep the cheese from sticking together, called anti-caking agents. They also change the way the cheese melts and will cause thickening of your recipes. Skip the pre-shredded cheese and grate your own. I store it in a zip-top bag in the fridge and it keeps for several weeks.
    Kitchen Tools You'll Need
    • A Medium skillet – To help the pasta cook evenly, a wide skillet works best, ideally one that’s more than 12 inches in diameter.
    • 8x8 Baking Dish

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    Fiesta Cheesy Taco Dip

    Cheesy Taco Dip is loaded with layer upon layer of your favorite Mexican flavors. It is the perfect easy taco dinner, any night of the week.
    Prep Time: 15 mins  Cook Time: 15 mins  Total Time: 30 mins


    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 
    • 8 ounces sour cream 
    • 16 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded
    • 1 pound extra lean ground beef 
    • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
    • 1 cup shredded lettuce 
    • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
    • 1/2 cup sliced black olives 


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
    2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat add ground beef. Cook until cooked through. Add taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Stir to combine. Cook until water has evaporated.
    3. While the beef is cooking; combine cream cheese, sour cream and 8 ounces of cheese in a 8" x 8" baking dish. Spread cheese mixture on the bottom of the baking dish. 
    4. Using a slotted spoon transfer beef mixture and scatter over top of cheese mixture. Top with remaining 8 ounces of shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. 
    5. Prepare toppings while dip is baking. Chop lettuce. Set on paper towels to dry. Dice tomato. Drain black olives. 
      Remove baking dish from oven and sprinkle with lettuce, tomatoes and olives. 
    6. Serve and enjoy!

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    1. perfect for any dinner party and I think I might even make it for a surprise party we are having for my mom next week


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