Taco Party Dip

    45 minutes

    This is a great dip for a party. It's easy and you can make it ahead of time and bake it 15 minutes before it's needed. Serve with corn chips.

    7 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 (35g) packet taco seasoning mix
    • 375g cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 250g salsa
    • 500g extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the mince until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup (250ml) water and taco seasoning. Reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. Place the cream cheese and 1/4 cup (65ml) water in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl; heat in the microwave, stirring occasionally until softened and easily spread, 1 to 2 minutes.
    4. Spread the cooled mince on the bottom of a 20cm round cake pan or baking dish then spread the cream cheese mixture over the meat. Pour the salsa in an even layer over the cream cheese and top with the Cheddar cheese.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese melts and is bubbly, about 15 minutes.

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    I made this for hubby to take (and bake) at work. While making it, there seemed to be a ton of cheese on this, but hubby likes cheese so I used it all. His and his co-workers' comments were that they loved it, and that it was very cheesy but they didn't mind that. Two men suggested having jarred sliced jalapenos on the side for those wishing to add them. One man said you could substitute venison for the "hamburger" meat, that's when hubby 'fessed up about the buffalo meat (undetected by all). He did have to significantly increase the baking time, perhaps because it had been refrigerated prior to baking. The only change I made was decreasing the water by half because I didn't want runny cream cheese, and 1/8 cup water worked very well. Hubby said that because of all the melted cheese, it was hard to dip a tortilla chip into the dip, so he grabbed a metal teaspoon, placed several tortilla chips on his plate and spooned the dip onto the chips, and other men began doing likewise. They scraped the pan clean! This was easier to make than the traditional 7-layer taco dip, and serving it heated was nice also.  -  29 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    well i had a hard time finding the bison meat but the vension worked just as well. my husband the hunter has plenty of that. it was a hit and i sure hope i won't attend the same party as erin because i am bringing this appetizer thanks Erin, Barb  -  19 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for a BBQ and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe, except I used a larger jar of salsa, because I couldn't find an 8oz jar anywhere, then forgot to only use half when I prepared it. Everyone loved this dip and asked me for the recipe. It's a keeper!  -  10 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)