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Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip

I really enjoy anything tacos, nachos, burritos… anything really with Southwestern flavors.  Recently at a bridal shower, I sampled a taco dip served with tortilla chips, and I was immediately hooked, and had to share it with you!  This dip is not only yummy and colorful, but very versatile as well, because you can include the things you like, and omit the ingredients you don’t. You can also serve it on a platter or in individual servings.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (I used light)
  • 8 ounces sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
  • 3-4 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 2-4 tomatoes, diced
  • chopped green onion (optional
  • taco sauce (optional)
  • Tortilla chips or Pita chips

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and the original recipe includes 3/4 cup mayonnaise, which I omitted because my husband doesn’t like mayonnaise.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

 
  • Spread in a 9×13 dish and chill for an hour. If you prefer, single size servings are a pretty option.
 
  • Brown your ground beef, drain, then add taco seasoning and tomato sauce, and cook an additional 5 minutes.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

 
  • Let cool, and then spread over the cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate again. (Update 11/2016 – As long as your cream cheese and sour cream are nice and cold when you blend them, and your meat’s cooled down some, you can layer everything and serve it right away, skipping the refrigerating steps).

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

 
  • When you are ready to serve, top with cheese, lettuce and tomato (and if you like green onion and taco sauce).

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,
 
  •  Serve with tortilla chips.
layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

Or serve with those scooped shaped chips, to gather as much yummy-ness into one bite as possible!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

 

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,
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Taco Dip

Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese I used light
  • 8 ounces sour cream I used light
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
  • 3-4 cups lettuce shredded
  • 2-4 to tomatoes diced
  • chopped green onions optional
  • taco sauce optional
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and the original recipe includes 3/4 cup mayonnaise, which I omitted because my husband doesn’t like mayonnaise.
  • Spread in a 9×13 dish and chill for an hour. If you prefer, single size servings are a pretty option.
  • Brown your ground beef, drain, then add taco seasoning and tomato sauce, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Let cool, and then spread over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Refrigerate again.
  • (Update 11/2016 - As long as your cream cheese and sour cream are nice and cold when you blend them, and your meat's cooled down some, you can layer everything and serve it right away, skipping the refrigerating steps).
  • When you are ready to serve, top with cheese, lettuce and tomato (and if you like green onions and taco sauce).
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

It’s nice and pretty in individual portions too!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

Hope you enjoy!

layered taco dip, Everybody’s Favorite Layered Taco Dip,

modified from Taste of Home