This hot taco dip with ground beef uses taco seasoning mix to ramp up the spicy flavor. Grab a bag of tortilla chips and start dipping!
This filling appetizer is a real treat for any gathering. Perfect along with a mug of cold beer on game day with friends, this hot taco dip recipe with ground beef is filling and satisfying. Your family and guests will love it.
Hot Taco Dip Recipe with Ground Beef
You’ll love this recipe! Because this taco dip uses plenty of ground beef, it makes for a filling yet easy appetizer.
Serve alongside tortilla chips and maybe a plate of these Baked Italian Sausage Baguettes.
Taco Dip Ingredients
- Cream Cheese
- Ground Beef
- Taco Seasoning mix
- Rotel Original
- Tortilla Chips for Dipping
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Once you have browned the ground beef, add the Rotel, cream cheese & taco seasoning mix into the skillet.
Stir gently for about 3-5 minutes until cream cheese has fully melted. Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a serving dish.
Serve this hot taco dip with ground beef with tortilla chips.
Taco Dip with Ground Beef Variations and Questions
Can I use Rotel Hot instead of Rotel Original in this hot taco dip recipe?
If you really want to ramp up the heat factor of this dip, you can use Rotel Hot instead of Rotel Original. I don’t find it necessary, as this recipe is hot enough using Original, plus the taco seasoning.
Do you drain the meat before adding taco seasoning?
Depending on how lean the ground beef is that you are using in this dip recipe, you may want to drain excess fat from the cooked ground beef.
If I use a regular ground beef, I do drain the cooked beef. Often I use a extra lean ground beef and so there is not need to drain the small amount of excess fat.
Should I add cheddar cheese to this dip recipe?
You don’t need to add extra cheese to this dip, as it contains cream cheese.
But, if you want to ramp up the cheesy flavor, by all means add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the mix and combine well.
What other kind of meat would work well in this hot dip recipe?
If you don’t want to use ground beef, consider using ground turkey in this hot dip recipe instead. You could even use ground chicken!
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- 8oz Cream Cheese
- 1lb Ground Beef
- 1oz Packet Taco Seasoning
- 10oz Can Rotel
- Tortilla Chips
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
- Once you have browned the ground beef, add the Rotel, cream cheese & taco seasoning into the skillet.
- Stir for about 3-5 minutes or until cream cheese has fully melted.
- Transfer to a serving dish.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
If you want even more heat, try using Rotel Hot instead of Rotel Original.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g