Hot Beef Dip Recipe

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This appetizer comes from "Lone Star State" cook Sonja Hanks of Snyder, Texas. A busy science teacher, Sonja finds ground beef always fits her schedule.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 90 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar, oregano and pepper; simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in cheeses until melted. Transfer to a fondue pot or chafing dish; serve warm with tortilla chips. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Hot Beef Dip in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p17

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Awesome. Everyone loves it!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Took this to card club and everyone loved it. Used Owens Hot Sausage instead of Hamb and was wonderful Make again and again. Both men and women loved"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Took it to a card party and everyone loved it. I used Owens Hot Sausage instead of Hamburger. Will make again and again!!!"

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