Taco Salad Dip

In this recipe, classic taco salad ingredients are transformed into the ever-so-easy microwaved munchie known as Taco Salad Dip. Meaty, cheesy and just downright delicious, it will be a winner at your next get-together or game-day viewing party. And, best news of all, this Taco Salad Dip only takes 20 minutes to make, so you can get it ready to go while friends and family are streaming in.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 28

Ingredient List

  • 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder

Serve with, if desired

  • Finely shredded lettuce
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese
  • Corn chips
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole, crumble beef. Cover loosely; microwave on High 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes 30 seconds or until beef is thoroughly cooked. Stir and drain.
  2. Stir in bell pepper, onion, beans, tomato sauce, seasoning mix, pepper sauce and garlic. Cover tightly; microwave on High 3 minutes. Stir; spread mixture in 9-inch microwavable pie plate. Cover; microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  3. In small bowl, mix sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese and the chili powder. Spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with lettuce and additional Cheddar cheese. Serve with corn chips.

Expert Tips

  • Bored with iceberg lettuce? Switch to crispy romaine.
  • You can trim the fat and calories in this recipe for Taco Salad Dip with fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
  • For additional fresh flavor, garnish the dip with chopped fresh cilantro leaves or diced avocado.


  • 2 Tablespoons Calories 45 (Calories from Fat 15);  Total Fat 2g (Saturated Fat 1g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 10mg;  Sodium 250mg;  Potassium 60mg;  Total Carbohydrate 4g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 3g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 High-Fat Meat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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