Thursday, November 17, 2011

Quick and Easy Taco Dip

So I found this recipe on pinterest and it is from the blog My Kitchen Addiction. The minute I saw the photo I wanted to make it. I tried it today and it's good. I definately will make some changes to it the next time I make it (I mention those changes at the end of this post) If you are gearing up for the holiday parties or looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday, this might be exactly what you are looking for. Give it a try. Pretty easy:)

The ingredients are pretty basic. Most of you will have what you need on your shelves and in your refrigerator.

Brown the ground beef and the onion. When it is not pink anymore add the seasonings, the cream cheese, the ranch dressing and half of both shredded cheeses. Mix to combine.

Spray a 9 inch pie plate and spread the meat mixture into the plate. Top with the other half of the shredded cheddar and the pepper jack cheeses. Bake at 400* for 15-20 minutes.

Ok! Does this just look yummy? This is the reason I tried this recipe in the first place-because I could almost taste it when I looked at the picture! MMMMMMM

This recipe is really rich and quite yummy. However, you know how I love to tweak my recipes. I will make this again but I will use taco seasoning because I really love taco seasoning. I would also cut the cream cheese in half and use only 4 oz. That said, let's hope my new ides works out. This is an easy recipe and I think your guests would love it. Good luck!

Quick and Easy Taco Dip
• 1 pound lean ground beef (90/10)
• 1/2 red onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
• 2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
• Tortilla chips
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside.
In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain, and return the beef to the skillet. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, chili powder, and ground cumin. Add the beef mixture and half of the shredded cheese. Stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pie plate, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips