Hot Taco Dip is warm, creamy, and loaded with taco seasoned beef, cream cheese, cheddar, salsa, and cilantro for a popular party appetizer or tailgating snack!
Football season is upon us (YAY), and with that, gameday grub is back (DOUBLE YAY)! So in honor of this glorious time of year, I feel compelled to share a cheesy, decadent recipe for Hot Taco Dip.
I actually came up this recipe a couple of weeks ago as my family settled in to watch our first football game o’ the season. They requested that I whip up some queso, but upon surveying the contents of my refrigerator, I had other ideas. Ground beef, salsa, cheddar, cilantro…yep, this was going to be a step up from plain ol’ cheese dip.
I decided to round things out with some taco seasoning plus the obligatory ingredient that makes any dip better: cream cheese! And the final result was this absolutely amazing, positively addictive Hot Taco Dip.
It’s hard to believe that basic ingredients can transform into something so melty and gooey and delicious. In many ways, this Hot Taco Dip is reminiscent of my All-Natural Chili Cheese Dip, but with a Tex-Mex twist. Truth be told, despite having some ingredients in common, today’s recipe is much quicker and easier to make.
Simply brown and drain a pound of ground beef and stir in taco seasoning. Add softened cream cheese, grated cheddar, salsa, and cilantro to the pot — along with enough milk to make things smooth and creamy — and stir until well combined. That’s. It. Bust open a bag of tortilla chips and dig in!
Since this is intended to be a hot dip, I highly recommend keeping it warm while serving. A small (3-ish quart) crock pot set on warm works beautifully, or serve it straight off the stove top. It’s guaranteed to be the hit of the party…or tailgate…or get-together…or family TV-watching session. Truly, with Hot Taco Dip, you can’t go wrong!
So who’s ready for some football? And who just wants an excuse to eat dip for dinner? Hot Taco Dip is the answer either way. 😉
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