Need a unique and easy appetizer dip to make for your summer parties? Look no further, because this recipe uses just four ingredients to make every chip a Tex-Mex party in your mouth.


Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: Can serve 8-10 people. (More or less, depending on how much you put on the chip!)


1 lb lean ground beef
1 8-oz package of cream cheese
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 12-oz bag of shredded Mexican cheese (or whatever type you prefer)

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Brown ground beef in a skillet on the stove.

Ground Beef

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3. Once the meat is fully cooked, add packet of taco seasoning. You may need to add 1/4 cup of water if the seasoning makes things a bit dry, but normally there’s enough liquid from the cooking meat so you don’t need to add any.


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4. Press cream cheese into an 8″x8″oven-friendly container.

Cream Cheese

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5. Once most of the liquid has evaporated from the meat, add ground beef on top of the cream cheese.

Beef and cheese

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6. Mix the cream cheese and beef together well.

Beef and cheese mixed

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7. Top with the shredded cheese and bake for around 10 minutes, until cheese is well melted.


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8. Pop open a bag of tortilla chips and enjoy with your friends… or by yourself. No judgment here.


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