Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mexican Dip

This is one of our very favorite recipes.  It's incredibly easy, quite fast, and is a great way to get to know people because there's enough to share and it's fun to eat. It's also made, baked, and served all in the same pan so there's very few prep dishes.  Hope you enjoy!


1/2 large onion, chopped
1 TBL olive oil
1 to 1-1/2# lean ground beef

small can of diced tomatoes and chilis or 1/2 C. salsa
1 can fat-free refried beans
1 envelope of taco seasoning or equivalent spices to taste
8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
sour cream
tortilla chips - heavier ones that don't break easily


Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet till shimmering.  Add chopped onion. Cook 1-2 minutes stirring constantly until just turning clear.

Add ground beef.  Cook until no longer pink.
Add tomatoes or salsa, beans and taco seasoning.  Stir till combined. Spread evenly in skillet.  Wipe top edge of skillet clean with paper towel. Sprinkle cheddar on top.

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Spoon onto a plate with sour cream and dip chips. Serve with cold beer!

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