Warm minced beef and salsa dip

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a fun, Mexican-inspired warm cheesy dip, made by layering refried beans with spiced mince, salsa and grated cheddar cheese. Serve with tortilla chips for a fantastic informal party dish.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 (35g) packet Mexican spice taco seasoning mix
    • 2 tins refried beans
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 425g salsa
    • 350g tortilla chips
    • Fresh Toppings
    • chopped iceberg lettuce (optional)
    • spring onions (optional)
    • diced tomatoes (optional)
    • grated Cheddar cheese (optional)
    • diced avocado (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon soured cream (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23x33cm or similar sized dish; set aside.
    2. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and stir in the minced beef and onions. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and evenly browned. Drain fat. Mix in the taco seasoning and set aside.
    3. Spread the refried beans to cover the bottom of the prepared dish. Layer the cooked minced beef and onions evenly over the refried beans. Pour the salsa over the minced beef and spread 225g grated Cheddar cheese over the salsa layer.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and the layers are heated through. Serve with tortilla chips and your choice of fresh toppings.

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    This is very good. I've been making this for my family for a couple of years. The only difference is that I add 16 ounces of sour cream on top of ground beef mixture, then I put on salsa and cheese.  -  24 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the best nacho recipe I have found.  -  02 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have made this recipe many, many, MANY times and we love it. I've made it with ground turkey, pepper jack cheese, mixed the meat with the salsa.... So many different ways to prepare and excellent every time!!!  -  24 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)