Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
My fiance "invented" this dip. He was just learning how to cook and this was the first thing he created without a recipe. Over the years, he has perfected it. It is now a family favourite. My FIL and step-daughter can't get enough of this. Every year, we get the family all together for the town Christmas parade then RUN back to the house for this dip and hot chocolate. It is the best part of the entire night!
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 (1 1/4 ounce) packets taco seasoning (extra spicy)
- 1⁄4 cup bacon bits
- 1 medium green pepper, finely diced
- 1⁄2 medium red pepper, finely diced
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 large tomatoes, diced
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese (grated measurement)
- 1 (340 g) bag tortilla chips or 1 (340 g) bag corn chips
- Brown the ground beef in a large pan.
- Add the bacon bits, peppers, and the onion.
- Add taco seasoning packet and prepare according to back of package.
- After water has been absorbed, add the cheese in small amounts. Stir in between handfuls to insure that the cheese is melted.
- Add the tomato, stir it inches.
- Put in crock pot to keep it warm. He usually preheats the crock pot to high. And then after dumping it all in, turns it down to low.
- He likes to leave it on low for about an hour or so. It really helps to blend the flavours. There is no reason why it can't be eaten right away though! Or even leave it on all afternoon.
- Use the corn chips to scoop up the dip. You can eat it straight out of the crock pot fondue style or dish it into little bowls for individual servings.
Loved this recipe. My whole family loved this recipe.
This was a good dip. It was very filling. I thought it needed more flavor, so I added some garlic, more onion, sour cream, and some picante sauce. We ate it with tortilla scoops. I might not make this again as a dip, just because I have some better dip recipes that I like better. But this would be great to use as taco meat or to use to make some walking taco's.
I loved how quickly this came together, and also the crunchy fresh vegetable taste of the peppers and tomatoes. I didn't have any bacon bits, so left them out, but otherwise followed the recipe. I dished it into the little tortilla chip bowls set on a bed of lettuce and garnished with some avocado. DH added quite a bit of picante sauce for more heat. Made a wonderful appetizer meal for a Friday night.