Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins

You can use ground turkey and lowfat ingredients if you're watching your waistline. BF requests I make this almost every Sunday for football! Traditionally, these dips use a cup of guacamole on top of sour cream but I do not care for it so I leave it out. I included time to cook and cool beef in preperation time instead of cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup sour cream (or more if desired)
  • 1 cup salsa (I use chunky salsa)
  • 4 cups taco-seasoned cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 12 cup chopped tomato
  • 12 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 -2 tablespoon taco sauce
  • sliced jalapeno (optional)


  1. Brown your beef and drain the fat. Follow package directions on taco seasoning to season beef. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the beans with taco sauce. The reason I put taco sauce in the beans is to make them a little less stiff and easier to scoop off the bottom of the dish. Use your best judgement.
  3. Spread the bean mixture evenly on the bottom of a 13x9 dish. This dish should be at least 1 1/2 inches deep.
  4. Sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese on top of the bean mixture.
  5. Sprinkle room temperature beef on top of cheese. Make sure it is not hot at all!
  6. Carefully spread sour cream on top of beef, very slowly. To make it easier, you might choose to dollop it in different places and use a spatula. This is the trickiest part.
  7. On top of sour cream add your salsa and spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.
  9. Top with green onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos if desired.
  10. You may serve this dish right away or you can chill it for a couple of hours and serve cold. It is excellent either way!