Saturday, October 9, 2010

Taco salad dip and chips

Today my grandson, Brayden, is celebrating his 4th birthday with a pizza party and Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man coming to give everyone rides on his train.  I'm bringing this party dip:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 package taco seasoning mix ( I used the reduced sodium)
1 cup water
1  4oz. can diced green chilis
1  16 oz. can refried beans
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
1 1/2 pints sour cream
6-8 oz. finely shredded cheese( colby, cheddar, mexican)

1 small tomato, seeded and diced
1  2.25 oz. can sliced black olives
1 green onion finely sliced
2 cups finely shredded lettuce

Brown the meat and drain.  Add the seasoning mix, water,chilis, refried beans, and cayenne pepper.  Blend well and simmer for about 7 or 8 minutes until the mixture thickens.  Cool and spread into a 9x13 baking pan. Spread the sour cream over the top. (At this point cover and chill a few hours or even overnight)

Sprinkle the cheese over the sour cream and then add all the toppings. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Serve with tortilla chips.


  1. Wow, he is 4 already!!!! Have a great time with Dan Dan (how fun).
    Happy Birthday Brayden!!

    This dip has always been one of our kids favorites and disappears quickly. If Alec is around it sometimes doesn't make it to serving time!

  2. This dip was soooo yummy!!! Everyone loved it. Thanks for bringing it.