Beefy Taco Dip

This taco dip is nothing short of amazing, I promise! We love this dip for entertaining or just a cool summer side dish on the patio. Follow my recipe or top it with whatever you like to pile high on your own tacos, it tastes exactly like your favourite tacos in a dish! Enjoy!

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Let’s get started!

Beat 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream and 3/4 of mayonaise together until smooth. Spread into your dish to form the base of the dip. Pop this into the refrigerator for about an hour or until the meat mixture is prepared to go on top.

In a large frying pan, brown beef; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and tomato sauce and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Cool completely, I often pop this into the freezer if I am in a hurry to speed things up.

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Okay time to assemble, spread the beef over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes and anything else you might like on your tacos! Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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Beefy Taco Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 package (8oz-250g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (8oz-250g) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Beat cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth.
  2. Spread into the bottom of serving dish or pie pan and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. In a large frying pan, brown beef; drain. Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce; stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Cool completely, spread meat layer over top of cream cheese layer.
  5. Just before serving, top with lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes (anything else you love on your tacos) and serve with tortilla chips.


Give it a go and let me know what you think! 

And if you like Taco Dip, I bet you will love Taco Salad too! 

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  1. This looks so very good! Making it this weekend, thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Oh my goodness that looks yummy! I saw the picture and before I read anything started planning when I can make it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. ohhh yummy! Now you are making me hungry!

  4. Yum, we love every single version of this. A layer of guacamole is great too 🙂

  5. Love your recipe and so easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing and I just pinned it:)

  6. Oh my! Now, I am hungry….and salivating. I will be making this recipe for sure.

  7. This is now on my Must Make list! It looks delicious! I have a turkey taco dip that I’m quite fond of but it doesn’t have cream cheese in it like yours…which sounds so delicious!

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    This is the exact way I make mine, but instead of regular cream cheese I use herb & garlic cream cheese, everyone always wants me to make this, it is one of my popular dips

  9. does the mayo make the cream cheese and sour cream base taste better?

    • momvstheboys says:

      It’s unusual to see Mayo in a dip alongside the others, but I really like the three together and it turns out a little softer and creamier. You could definitely just use the cream cheese and sour cream if you want to though.

  10. Oh my! This looks really great. Pinning to try at our next family gt together.

  11. Yum! Love taco dips!

  12. This looks absolutely delicious — I think I’ll add some pickled jalepenos to my version (I like it hot and spicy!). Great for this hot summer weather. Thanks for sharing!

  13. do think you could put this on a pizza crust ? and then add topping.

    • momvstheboys says:

      I definitely think that’s doable with the meat and veggies. I would cook the pizza dough for a few minutes first, top, then return to heat through instead of putting the mixture right ont top of the fresh dough.

  14. I need an excuse to make this dish.

  15. This would be great for a party! YUM!

  16. Elva Roberts says:

    This Beefy Taco Dip looks so delicious and the reciipe calls for so many healthy ingredients that I am sure this dish will be a big hit with our family. Thank you for this giveaway.

  17. kathy downey says:

    This Beefy Taco Dip is delicious i have made it a few times and it’s always a hit !

  18. Christopher Sorber says:

    I think it’s awesome! Tonight I doubled the recipe for our 2 different schools tomorrow.

  19. This sounds like the type of dip that everyone loves and is not long being cleaned up because it is so delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have saved it and intend to use it some time in the future as a light supper dish along with a dessert.

  20. Perfect summer entertaining dish; can’t wait for summer!

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