11 Layer Beef Taco Dip

11 Layer Beef Taco Dip - Candy Coated Culinista

11 Layer Beef Taco Dip – Candy Coated Culinista

For 3 years now I have been making a beef taco dip for Mr. C’s Christmas Pot Luck at work. Even when he is on vacation over Christmas he is still expected to bring it in and every year I add one or a few more ingredients and work on perfecting the recipe even more. I just hope they know I can make more than taco dip.

Yield/Serving: 9 x 12” casserole dish
Prep & Cook Time: 1 ½ hours
Difficulty level is: Easy

Ingredients
• 1 pack cream cheese
• 1 cup sour cream
• ½ cup mayonnaise
• 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
• 1 lb ground beef
• 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
• 1 package shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese mix
• 2 large tomatoes, diced
• 1 head of lettuce, thinly sliced or shredded
• 1 small onion, diced
• 1 green pepper, diced
• Green olives (Optional)
• Spices, sea salt, ground black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, chilli powder and chilli flakes, to taste
• 2 bags of tortilla chips

Assembly
1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a mixer until well blended.
2. Cook meat and add spices.
3. Add tomato sauce to beef and let cool.
4. In the 9”x12” casserole dish add the cream cheese mixture.
5. Now add the ground beef.
6. Add lettuce, tomatoes onions, green peppers, olives and finally the cheddar cheese.

Tips
• Now that I have a mixer, it is so much easier to blend these ingredients. If you have a mixer I highly recommend you use it if you have it.
• I didn’t put olives in the work recipe as not everyone like olives. But for the portion I made for me and Mr. C. I included olives.
• This is a filling dip, but you can also add black beans, salsa, guacamole or spring onions. I will be experimenting with this next time.

Please Enjoy

Reviews
Mr. C. said “The whole dish was gone in 20 minutes and everyone loved it and is asking for the recipe. “ It makes it worth the time it takes to make this when you get that type or response and praise.

A lifelong friend (actually one of my bridesmaid’s) recently started working at Mr. C’s office and she was told by another co-worker “you got to try this taco dip Mr. C’s wife makes” not knowing that we have known each other since we were kids. My friend said the morsel she managed to scrounge from the dish she loved, and she can see why it went so fast.

My thoughts
This is a great recipe and it serves many people and is a crowd pleaser. It’s is a delicious recipe. If you are making one for a party I suggest keeping a little back and put it in a small container for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

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