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Aside from wings, the one thing that you need at every tailgate party is a good dip.  This eight layer taco dip is delicious, savory, flavorful and best of all customizable.  I did eight layers, how many can you make?

Step 1: What are your layers and textures.

Taco dips don’t need to be complicated.  As long as you have something creamy, crunchy, savory and of course meat. For this recipe, I kept things simple, a creamy taco layer, iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onion, ground beef, taco sauce, cheese and pickled jalapenos.  Other options are refried beans, black olives, guacamole, etc..

What is important is that you don’t make the layers too thick.  Keep in mind, tortilla chips are only so big and you want a to get all the layers in one bite.

Step 2: Creamy taco sauce.

The first layer is a creamy one.  Some make the mix with sour cream and mayo, but I did it with cream cheese and sour cream and it was perfect!  Start with softening a brink of cream cheese using a mixer, add in sour cream and Dad’s Taco seasoning.  Blend all the ingredients together, taste and adjust as needed.

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 3: Where’s the beef!

Taco dip prepped food

I went with a leaner ground beef with a 90% to 10% lean to fat ratio.  Feel free to use what you like best.  

Preheat the griddle to a medium heat and place the entire beef brick onto the flat top.  Press down to get a nice sear.  Flip after 3 minutes and season with Dad’s Taco seasoning.  Next, take the spatula and start breaking down the ground beef making sure all parts cooked evenly.  

Step 4: Time to assemble the taco dip.

Taco dip assembly is easy and can be fun.  Be creative with the layers.  I went with the creamy layer at the the bottom to keep everything from getting soggy.  Next, add a layer of chopped lettuce, dice tomatoes and red onion, and the cooked ground beef.  Drizzle some taco sauce over the meat and finish off with a nice layer of Mexican shredded cheese and topped with pickled jalapenos.  Get some fresh tortilla’s and dig in!  Enjoy!

Layered taco dip
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Taco Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Beef Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Dad's Taco seasoning

Creamy Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream cheese brick
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1.5 tbsp Dad's Taco seasoning

Layer Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1.5 cups Shredded Mexican cheese
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 8 oz Pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp Taco sauce

Instructions 

  • Start with softening a brink of cream cheese using a mixer. Add in sour cream and Dad's taco seasoning.  Blend all the ingredients together, taste and adjust as needed.
  • Preheat the griddle to a medium heat and place the entire beef brick onto the flattop.  Press down to get a nice sear.  Flip after 3 minutes and season with Dad's taco seasoning.  Next, take the spatula and start breaking down the ground beef making sure all parts cook evenly.  
  • Start layering with the creamy mixture first. Next, add a layer of chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes and red onion, the cooked ground beef.  Drizzle some taco sauce over the beef and finish off with a nice layer of Mexican shredded cheese and topped with pickled jalapenos.
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  1. 5 stars
    By far one of the easiest and best tasting taco dips out there! Made this for the super bowl and it was gone in minutes! His recipes are all amazing and easy to follow along. If you’re not “Grillin With Dad” you’re not grilling right!