Rating: 4.47 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I have been making this Mexican-inspired dip for years. It's similar to a dip seen in advertisements for processed American cheese, but with my own twists. It's great as an appetizer, but this hearty mixture of beef, cheese and refried beans can also be served as a full meal. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

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  • Place processed American cheese and milk in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stirring frequently, cook until cheese is melted. One at a time, mix in ground beef, salsa, black olives and refried beans. Keep the mixture warm over low heat while serving.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 26.8mg; sodium 355.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A really easy recipe. Not only is it kid friendly but the kids helped me make it. To make it even easier I use the 93% ground beef so you can skip draining it. My group liked it with the hot & chunky salsa. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2006
I was ok I didn't care for the texture of the beans in the cheese dip. If I make it again I'll leave the beans out and put sausage in instead to give it more of a zip. Read More
(4)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A really easy recipe. Not only is it kid friendly but the kids helped me make it. To make it even easier I use the 93% ground beef so you can skip draining it. My group liked it with the hot & chunky salsa. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
THIS WAS GREAT. I THINK WE FOUND SOMETHING NEW TO ADD TO OUR CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Oh my gosh this was great! I did leave out the olives as I dislike them. I generally prefer cheddar or Jack cheese for something like this and was a bit leary of the American cheese. And I could tell it was American but it was very subtle and just blended in with the other flavors. This is not a very spicy dip and is a bit different than some other similar ones but it does have flavor. (And a hot salsa would spice it up if someone wants that. I used mild.) Great with tortilla chips and I wanted to just keep eating the stuff after it was gone. Unfortunately it's not something I would make often cause it's so fattening (even w/low fat cheese milk & vegetarian beans there's still the beef & tortilla chips) and I also try to keep cut back on the red meat. Definitely "junk" food. So sad.:-( Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2006
This was a good recipe. Instead of using salsa I used a can of rotel tomatoes.Everyone liked it! Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2006
I was ok I didn't care for the texture of the beans in the cheese dip. If I make it again I'll leave the beans out and put sausage in instead to give it more of a zip. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2009
I made this for a potluck and there was not a drop left! It is super easy. I have made it with or without the olives. And I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks! I will be making it again tomorrow for a football party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
Easy to make big hit with the family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2008
it is just great and full of protein Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
Easy to make and the taste is great! Read More
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