Monday, October 27, 2008

Taco Dip

Since the weather is getting cooler it's time for comfort foods. So the hubby says. Only he wouldn't know a comfort food if it hit his golf balls. But this is one of his favorites. This recipe for Taco Dip is one my mom received from a co-worker many, many moons ago. It is quite tasty and NOT figure friendly. Today is the day hubby wanted Taco Dip. So, I thought I'd share this comforting recipe.
I think I've posted about this utensil before, my mix-n-chopper or something like that from The Pampered Chef. EVERYONE should have one of these. Especially this time of year when soups, dips and chilis are being made. It helps make the meat finer and mashes herbs and spices unlike you can with a spoon. I bought mine about a year ago and have boughten several more as gifts.
Looks pretty uninviting huh? I promise, and the hubby promises, it's pretty good!
Yes, once you get all the ingredients mixed together, it does look like baby pooh!!!
I've been buying block cheeses because they are so much cheaper than the already shredded kind. Plus, I do think it tastes a little better too. Whatever is leftover the hubby loves to eat.

Tempted? My dad used to eat this like chili. We eat it more like a dip. A little is enough for me, but the hubby really likes a lot of it.

Taco Dip

2-1/2 lb. gr. beef

1 medium, chopped onion

1 (10-3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

1 (10-3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup

1 pkg. taco seasoning

1 (16 oz.) jar picante sauce -we use medium, if you want fire go hotter...

1 lb. shredded cheese - cheddar, colby or monterey jack whatever your preference.

Brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Add soups, seasoning and picante sauce in a large pot. Drizzle the cheese to get stringy throughout the mixture. Can be used to slow cook in a crock pot for game day!! I hope you enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

Oh yum I will be making this. Thanks

kim said...

we love tacos so this sounds like a good twist! thanks

simple~needs said...

i think it looks great!!!
we ae definitely going to try it!!!

tam said...

Oh Yum! I know some chip dippin freaks at my house that will love that recipe-Thanks!!!
~Tam :P

M Ayers said...

Thanks for the recipe. Will certainly go over well with the hubster...
BTW - I love, love everything Pampered Chef - almost all my kitchen goodies are from them...
I love the block cheese now too...the shredded seems to have no flavor at all!

Thanks again,


Just Me said...

It does look tasty!

Becky K. said...

I must make this for our small group...they will love it!

Becky k.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Oh, it looks so good, love anything to so with tacos:) Thanks!

Diane said...

That looks really nice, my hubby is a veggie so i have to use veggie beef for him and the ordinary stuff for myself, 2xs the work!! That picante sauce, is that the kind youd buy if you were making an ordinary chilli con carne , or is it more like a salsa sauce? Might try it when we get home from our weekend away as I have minced beef in the freezer. We rarely see shredded(we call it grated) cheese on sale, all ours is in blocks.That utensil thing looks interesting right enough. Take care..later...x

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Rue said...

Hi Lisa :)

OMG that looks good! I copied it and will be making it soon :)


Susie Q said...

We will SO be making this! It looks heck with cooking dinner tonight! We can just eat this and chips!~



becca watson said...

Looks very yummy! I will definatly have to make this for my hubby!

tidymom said...

This sounds GREAT!!
Thanks for visiting my blog - you were trying to figure out where in MO I am - I'm the one who used to have The Country Junction with my mom in Eureka - we closed the shop in July - I live near Washington, MO - and Marthasville (Deutsch Country Days) is just over the river from Washington, MO

Happy Halloween!

theoldestonehouse said...

Hi Lisa You sure can add me to your blog roll. I love your blog. The taco dip sounds. I have one picky eater and I'm sure she'll love this.I'll add you to my blog roll as soon as I figure out how to do that. I'm learning everyday.

The header is a stone house on the back of our property. I dream of making it a sanctuary for me. But not happening anytime soon.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

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Happy Halloween!


April said...

Yum!! this looks really good!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

My family loves this too! If you add cooked pasta it will make the best casserole too! So yuo can make lots of variations and I love that!

Have a great week!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

YUMMY Lisa! Thanks for sharing. I will be making this recipe! Perfect for Autumn! Happy Halloween!


tam said...

Hi Lisa! I see you haven't been Boo'ed yet? Well come on over to my blog and get your Boo'ed. I also have something else for you on my blog it is a surprise so hurry on over!
~Tam :)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Someboyd is going to be happy tonight! Looks great.

A friend just gave me one of those Pampered Chef thingies. You're right! Its wonderful.


Heart 4 My Home said...

I definitely am going to make this one. Yum-o!


Becky K. said...

I made it! It was a huge hit at our Church Fall Fest tonight!


Becky K.

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