I wanted to try one of the dip recipes from Heavenly Homemakers last night. I was debating between the cream cheese salsa dip and the simple chip dip. When I looked at the recipes I realized I couldn’t do the chip dip because I don’t have any sour cream. But I did have leftover taco meat to use up. So I kind of combined the recipes/made it my own and made beefy cream cheese salsa dip. Or taco dip. It’s Laura’s cream cheese salsa dip with taco meat mixed in. Turned out great!!! A very easy and fun food. It only took a few minutes to make (since I already had the meat cooked, just had to warm it a little). And it’s filling enough (meat, cheese, veggies) to make it part of a main dish. You can use it as a dip with chips or veggies. Or even put it over rice or pasta. It’s also very healthy. I used homemade cream cheese, homemade salsa and taco meat with homemade taco seasoning. I didn’t actually measure anything. I just added what looked right. Note that the top picture is just the cream cheese salsa dip. The bottom picture has the meat added.
Beefy Cream Cheese Salsa Dip (Taco Dip/Topping)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (or homemade)
1 ¼ cups salsa
1/2 – 1 lb. taco meat (adjust to your taste)
Tortilla chips, veggies, rice or pasta
Lay cream cheese out on counter for 1-2 hours to soften. Put softened cream cheese and salsa in a bowl and mix with beaters (I just used a spoon.) until thoroughly combined. Warm meat. Stir into cream cheese mix. Serve with tortilla chips (or fresh veggies or over rice or pasta).
Yum, I have wanted to try both of those HH recipes, too. Did you serve yours warm or cool?
I did both. And it was good both ways. I served it fresh warm. Then we had leftovers the next night cold. So you can definitely prep it ahead.