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Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

 Cheesy Beef Taco Dip
For a warm, hearty snack with a bit of a kick, try this recipe. It's a hit with my family, and guests rave about it, too. Ideal for parties, it makes a big potful. The only "utensil" you'll need to serve it with is a brimming bowl of tortilla chips.
40 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 pound pepper Jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) taco sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cheeses, taco
  • sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms and olives. Cook and stir over low heat
  • until cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Yield: 10
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 127 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.