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Ground Beef Taco Dip

Beef up your snack game and serve this easy taco dip with meat. Full of classic flavors, it's a little extra satisfaction for those football-day appetites. —Errika Perry, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups fat-free sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  • In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes; drain. Add water and one envelope taco seasoning; cook until thickened. Cool slightly.
  • Beat sour cream, cream cheese and remaining taco seasoning until blended. Spread in a 3-qt. dish; add ground beef. Top with lettuce, cheddar, tomatoes, pepper and olives.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
  • Using lean ground beef instead of beef that’s 80% lean saves 45 calories per 4-ounce serving of beef. Lean ground beef is also 29% lower in saturated fat.
  • Try all of our favorite party dip recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/2 cup: 116 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


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    • Brady
      Jul 4, 2020

      I cooked the onion and bell peppers along with the ground beef and added a cup of salsa,delicious

    • smalltowmgirl
      Jan 11, 2020

      Made for New Year's Eve supper. Big hit. Easy to make and very flavourful. Left out the lettuce and added salsa. I added yellow, red and orange bell peppers instead of green. I also used epicure taco seasoning. Definately make again.

    • Jennifer
      May 12, 2019

      This wasn't very good at all. Why are people giving it such good reviews? Too much sour cream... Too sharp tasting. The only thing that would make it better is if you cut down on the sour cream and topped it with cheese dip instead of cheddar cheese. It needs to be the cheese dip from a block that you can only usually get at Walmart. Don't get that container of already liquid Mexican cheese dip. That's no good. It needs to be like the kind you get at a Mexican restaurant.

    • Pamila
      Mar 28, 2018

      Last night , I made this recipe for my office pot-luck. It was a big hit for my co-workers. Very delicious and very easy to make it. I used hot and spicy taco seasoning envelop to the ground beef mix and for cheese mix, I add mild taco seasoning envelop and pinch of cayenne pepper. Thanks for sharing this recipe.........

    • Janadele
      Oct 30, 2016

      Easy and delicious. I substituted one fresh jalapeno pepper in lieu of a green bell pepper. Good for a large crowd.

    • rena 55
      Sep 6, 2016

      So good and uses plenty of pantry staples! Easy to make and put together and it was a cleaned out dish! Will make this again and again!

    • rcoker09
      Aug 27, 2016

      This was really good and made for a pretty presentation. Because of the sodium in two packets of taco seasoning mix, I am going to buy low sodium tortilla chips next time or buy low sodium taco seasoning...I found it to be a tad too salty with regular tortilla chips, but my husband thought it was just fine. lol It was even good cold the next day!

    • Syringa10
      Aug 22, 2016

      I made this for my daughter's birthday picnic. It was gone before it left the kitchen counter. Everyone loved it.