Spicy Beef Enchilada Dip
Have you ever started eating an appetizer so amazingly delicious that you just kept eating it until it sort of became your meal . . . and then it was gone? Well, this Spicy Beef Enchilada Dip is one of those things. You dig into all that spicy, cheesy goodness and you can’t stop until it’s gone. This dip is the perfect appetizer for game day too — as in football season. By the way, don’t football get-togethers have the BEST food ever? I wonder why that is . . .
Spicy Beef Enchilada Dip has all the goodness of a pan of Enchiladas without all the time or labor involved. When I made it today I used my homemade Enchilada Sauce: http://www.agoudalife.com/homemade-enchilada-sauce/ but I’ve been
making polishing off this Spicy Beef Enchilada Dip long before I started making Homemade Enchilada Sauce so when I say canned sauce works well too, I know what I’m talking about. I listed this recipe as an appetizer, but on those occasions when I made this Spicy Beef Enchilada Dip my meal, I was not sorry. Not one.little.bit.
Okay, let’s get this football, dip-that’s-a-meal party started.
There are actually people in my family who do not. . . wait for it. . .like beans. I know, right? Well, if there is someone like that in your crew and you’re feeling generous, you can make this appetizer without the beans and it’s still delicious. You can also swap out the beef for ground turkey or shredded rotisserie chicken for a Spicy Fowl Enchilada Dip. I’ll leave you with this:
- 1 - pound ground round
- 1 - small onion diced
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- 2 T of taco seasoning
- 1 - 15 oz can medium enchilada sauce (or about 2 cups of homemade Enchilada Sauce)
- 1 - can refried black beans
- 1 C sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 C Monterey Jack cheese
- Diced tomatoes
- Diced banana peppers
- Sour cream
- In a sauté pan, cook beef, onion and bell pepper, breaking up and crumbling the beef.
- Season with taco seasoning.
- Stir in enchilada sauce.
- Spread refried beans in a shallow baking dish.
- Pour beef/sauce mixture over the refried beans.
- Top with shredded cheeses.
- Bake at 400 degrees about 10 minutes or until bubbly. Broil a couple of minutes until lightly browned.
- Garnish with cilantro.
- Serve with taco chips.