Nacho Dip

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Cheese, seasoned meat, jalapeños, tomatoes, olives, cilantro, and green onions.  All the makings of a fine plate of nachos. But this recipe combines them all into a quick and easy Nacho Dip.

Cheese, seasoned meat, jalapeños, tomatoes, olives, cilantro, and green onions.  All the makings of a fine plate of nachos. But this recipe combines them all into a quick and easy Nacho Dip.

Ok, I am going to be completely honest here. Nachos are my go-to comfort food. But sometimes I just want a quick nacho fix without all of the preparation and the waiting that goes into making traditional, baked nachos.

Enter my Nacho Dip. It has all of the ingredients that my world-famous nachos have in the form of a creamy, cheesy dip. I like to use ground beef seasoned with cumin and chili powder, but you can substitute ground turkey or chicken if you prefer.

The Pepper Jack cheese and the pickled jalapeños add a nice bit of spice to the dip. The amount of jalapeño can be adjusted to suit your preference for spiciness, just don’t eliminate them completely. I think that they are the secret ingredient that makes this dip so delicious.

If by some strange twist of fate, you have any leftovers, the dip can be reheated on the stove top or in the microwave. If you opt for microwave reheating, use 30-second intervals, stirring in between. I find that adding a tablespoon or two of milk when I reheat helps to achieve a really nice consistency.

Christine :)

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Nacho Dip


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Cheese, seasoned meat, jalapeños, tomatoes, olives, cilantro, and green onions.  All the makings of a fine plate of nachos. But this recipe combines them all into a quick and easy Nacho Dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (can substitute turkey or chicken)
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1  (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeños (adjust amount according to your level of spicy preference)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook breaking the meat apart with a spoon, until it’s crumbled and browned, about 6 – 7 minutes. Drain and transfer meat mixture to a plate.
  2. Return saucepan to medium heat and add cream cheese, sour cream, Mexican Blend cheese, and Pepper Jack cheese. Stir until melted. Stir in the tomatoes, black olives and jalapeños until combined.
  3. Stir in the beef mixture and cilantro and heat through, about 2 – 3 minutes. Top with green onions.
  4. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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