This is a flavorful and spicy layered appetizer dish that you can serve with tortilla chips. It reheats wonderfully, if there's any left over! And that's a big "if."

Becky

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef. Drain well. Stir in beans, taco sauce, chili powder and cumin. Heat until warm.

  • Spread the meat and bean mixture into a 9x13-inch casserole. Spread sour cream over the beef and bean mixture, then sprinkle onions, tomatoes, olives and peppers. Top with cheese.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 21.6g 7% DV; fat 28.3g 44% DV; cholesterol 85mg 28% DV; sodium 810.9mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an awesome recipe. We ate it for dinner two nights in a row, it was so good. Having made this so many times, I've played with it a bit and here is how I make it now: After preparing the beef/bean mixture and putting it into the bottom of the pan, I put on the olives, tomatoes, and cheese. Then I bake it and put on the sour cream and green onions (subbed these for regular onion) when it comes out of the oven. It is sooooooo much better that way. The sour cream retains its creamy texture, and the green onions retain their bite. If the sour cream is baked, it gets kind of curdled and we like it better the other way. Very very good recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2008
I followed other reviewers advice and put the sour cream on after cooking. A good idea -- the cold sour cream was great on top. However for the rest of the mix I did some serious doctoring. The base recipe is bland but I love the ingredients and will next time add a packet of hot taco seasoning to make it just right. I highly recommend this recipe as it can be easily suited to your tastes. Read More
(10)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an awesome recipe. We ate it for dinner two nights in a row, it was so good. Having made this so many times, I've played with it a bit and here is how I make it now: After preparing the beef/bean mixture and putting it into the bottom of the pan, I put on the olives, tomatoes, and cheese. Then I bake it and put on the sour cream and green onions (subbed these for regular onion) when it comes out of the oven. It is sooooooo much better that way. The sour cream retains its creamy texture, and the green onions retain their bite. If the sour cream is baked, it gets kind of curdled and we like it better the other way. Very very good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good. I left the onions out because my husband is not a onion eater and added sour cream after it had been cooked. Next time I will try it as the recipe called for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love this version of layered dip. It's definitely the best one around... and I think I've made them all! I use refried beans with sausage for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2005
This is a fantastic dip recipe. Or should I say a good starting point? Well here's how I made it- I took the beef and bean mixture (to which I added the jalapenos) and spread it in the 9 x 13 pan and put the cheese on top of that and baked it. When it came out of the oven I added the sour cream and all the fresh ingredients on top of that (after cooling for a bit). The dip went fast! To be honest this didn't make nearly enough for the crowds we are used to. Next time I will probably triple. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
We love Mexican and Tex-Mex foods and this is definately the best Taco dip that I have tried. To eat right out of the oven I made it as directed but to take to a party I added the shredded cheese right before I left the house and covered the dish. It was just as yummy as if I had gotten it right out of the oven! And there were no leftovers in fact there was good natured fighting on who got to scrape the dish clean! I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was a big hit - no left overs. If you have many people I suggest making two dishes ours was gone so quick that many people didnt even get to try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Brought this dish to my in-laws as a snack and was very enjoyable. I would definately make it again for a party or a get together! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2008
I followed other reviewers advice and put the sour cream on after cooking. A good idea -- the cold sour cream was great on top. However for the rest of the mix I did some serious doctoring. The base recipe is bland but I love the ingredients and will next time add a packet of hot taco seasoning to make it just right. I highly recommend this recipe as it can be easily suited to your tastes. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
SOUR CREAM: TO BAKE OR NOT TO BAKE: I decided to make this instead of my standard mexican dips for a party since it's cold out and bc I wanted to try something new! After reading all the reviews I could not decide whether to bake the sour cream on the dip or 2 layer it after baking so I decided to make 2 smaller dips and taste both!! (plus I hate when people review a recipe after changing it!!!) The first I made almost exactly as stated (I spiced up the meat mixture some bc it wasn't quite spicy enough for us). I found layering cold sour cream onto the hot meat 2 be difficult. Next time i will sit the sc out &/or stir it while making the meat mixture. I did forget to put the jalapenos tomatoes and onions on b4 baking:( & wish i had done that. WIll next time. Result: Very good!! The other one I layerd the meat w/tomatoes green onions and cheese and baked it then topped it with sour cream mixed with taco seasoning (YUM) & more veggies. It wasn't as pretty but tasted even better to us!!! My opinion is: top the meat mixture with sour cream mixed with taco seasoning layer jalapeno peppers (if you like spicy bc the over bring more heat out of the peppers) green onion and tomatoes cheese then bake then top with more veggies (more jalapenos tomatoes green onions olives etc) and serve with a side of salsa:) to sum it up.... Delicious dip whether the sour cream is baked or not and this dip will be put in rotation for mexican nights and parties! Thanks for reading my novel:) Read More
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