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Beefy Taco Dip Recipe

Beefy Taco Dip Recipe

This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I came up with my favorite! It's always a hit, no matter where I take it! —Faye Parker, Bedford, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth. Spread on a 12- to 14-in. pizza pan or serving dish. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a saucepan over medium heat, brown beef; drain. Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Cool completely. Spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate.
  • 3. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and green pepper. Serve with chips. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 216 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein

Reviews for Beefy Taco Dip

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"good base dip, but I felt that the flavors could have been a little more outstanding. I will make again, and play with the spices next time."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"This is a winner! My husband raved over it. I keep coming back for leftovers. One variation I tried and liked, was to saute diced onion and zucchini with the meat. This kept the mixture a little moister and added a little more vegetable content. We'll be having this often."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"Rather than using tomato sauce, try with salca sauce, sublime! :)"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"We like this recipe! The tomato sauce and fresh tomatoes give it great tomato flavor. The cream cheese mixture offsets the taco spices, onions and peppers. It can be spiced up with hotter peppers, zestier onions and a sprinkle of hot pepper flakes in the meat mixture."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"very tasty but I make a version where I added refried beans as the base, cover it with avocado seasoned, salsa, shredded Mexican cheese and gr onions on top and heat it at 350 for 20 mins. Just prefer it hot! /g Borczyk Field Editor"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"this recipe is awesome! I have made this many times and it is allways a big hit."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"this recipe is so awesome! I have made this many times and it is allways a big hit."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Delicious! My husband loves it. He called it a taco salad on a chip. So easy to make my four year old mixed the first three ingredients by herself."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"I added one package of taco seasoning to the sour cream, mayo and cream cheese mixture so it was orange and it tasted way better and I also used sliced black olives and sliced green onions instead of regular onions and green pepper. Everyone asks for the recipe and everyone absolutely loves it!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"Yum! I was not sure about cold ground beef, but it worked so well! I substituted salsa for the tomato sauce and taco seasoning."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I always make this for parties at the office and it is an office favorite. Tip I substitute 93% fat free ground turkey in place of ground beef and everyone still loves it. I also don't use the green peppers but use chopped green onions and sliced black olives as a garnish w/ the cheese and tomatoes. And if you really want to spruce it up for the ones who don't like ground meat I always add on the bottom layer refried beans w/ a packet of taco seasoning and you can't go wrong. Try it you'll like it to."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Easy and delicious! I added about a 3/4 cup of refried beans to the meat mixture and used salsa instead of tomato sauce. It was a hit!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"awesome...better if you use salad dressing instead of mayo!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"This is a family favorite! Requested many times over the years!"

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"What a fantastic recipe! I have made it numerous time and everyone who has tasted it loves it! I didn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing it."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.