Hot Nacho Dip

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

Who doesn’t love nachos? I mean seriously, what is not to love about a big plate of chips covered with cheese, meat, beans, tomatoes, olives and jalapeños? Now, imagine with me for a moment that you remove the chips from the equation and take all of those wonderful goodies that you usually pile on top of the chips, layer everything in a casserole dish and bake until hot and bubbly.

That my friends is what I like to call Hot Nacho Dip.

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

With the big game coming up, you know which one I’m talking about, it’s time to plan your menu. Whether or not you have a team playing chances are you’re going to want to have some game day eats. And what will you be serving? Will you be serving wings? Or maybe Italian Pressed Sandwiches? Hot Dogs?

Whichever you pick for your main course, every good big game party also has dips. Am I right? And in my humble opinion, this year, you should totally serve this Hot Nacho Dip.

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

I got the idea for this dip after trying to dig out a soggy chip from a pile of nachos for the 21907493014th time. I love nachos but soggy chips are not my fave. Hot Nacho Dip solves that dilemma because there is all the goodness of nachos in a hot melty dip that you dip the chips into.

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

All deliciousness and no soggy chips.

There is a lot going on with this dip so make sure that you have a hearty chip to scoop it all up because you don’t want to miss a single bit of it.

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

To get even more deliciousness, you could also top Hot Nacho Dip with sour cream and guacamole. Because guacamole.

 

Recipe originally published Nov 5, 2009 and updated January 27, 2018. 

Tired of soggy chips?! Ditch traditional nachos and make this Hot Nacho Dip. Layers of refried beans, queso dip, seasoned beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños and two kinds of cheese. 

 

Hot Nacho Dip Recipe

Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(4)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can spicy refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa con queso
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup pickled sliced jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded jack cheese

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and kosher salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

3

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and seasoning mixture. Cook until beef is browned. Transfer to a colander placed over a bowl to strain the grease. Set aside.

4

In the same pan that you cooked the beef in, add the diced onion. Cook 2-3 minutes or until softened. Return beef to pan. Toss to combine. Remove from heat.

5

Spread refried beans in the bottom of an 8" x 8" glass baking dish. Spread salsa con queso over the refried beans. Spoon meat mixture over the top, spread evenly. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

6

Remove from oven and layer with olives, tomatoes, jalapenos, cheddar and jack cheese. Return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and the edges are bubbly.

7

Remove from oven allow to cool for a several minutes. Serve.

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  • Reply
    Megan | MegUnprocessed
    May 4, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Great idea to leave the chips out and let people do their own dipping!

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
    May 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Such a yummy idea, nachos are the best!

  • Reply
    Fran Kaminski
    April 24, 2018 at 9:52 am

    How do you make the hot nacho dip?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Fran!
      The instructions are listed on the recipe above. The video also helps show you how! :)

      • Reply
        Fran Kaminski
        April 25, 2018 at 4:54 pm

        Where do I find salsa con con queso?

        • Reply
          Deseree
          April 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm

          You could find it in the chip aisle of the grocery store. it’s a cheese dip with salsa mixed in. Tostitos has one I know :)

  • Reply
    Michael Garcia
    February 11, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Oh my gosh! You are a lifesaver! I am a HUGE fan for nachos, but when I seen your recipe for Hot Nacho Dip, my heart stopped and I fell in love instantly; it is literally the best of both worlds! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! 😁

    • Reply
      Deseree
      February 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      You are welcome!! I agree, it is the perfect combo of dip and nachos!

  • Reply
    Richa Gupta
    February 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Yummy dip, perfect for game day!

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    February 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Yummm! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Megan | MegUnprocessed
    January 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    So fun for the game!

  • Reply
    Catalina
    January 30, 2018 at 11:53 am

    This is the perfect dinner for my husband! :)

  • Reply
    Jacque Hastert
    January 30, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I want some right now!

  • Reply
    Megan
    January 30, 2018 at 8:08 am

    We could eat nachos every day of the week!!

  • Reply
    ashley
    January 30, 2018 at 7:40 am

    These are my love language!!!

  • Reply
    eat good 4 life
    January 29, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Oh boy, this would be perfect for superbowl Sunday! So yummy.

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    January 29, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    You are such a problem solver!! Love it!

  • Reply
    Jen
    January 29, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Wow!! This is my kind of dip!!

  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    January 29, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    This is such a smart idea! No one wants a soggy chip! This is going on the Super Bowl menu for sure!

  • Reply
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    January 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    This dip is so cheesy and delicious! Perfect for a game day!

  • Reply
    Marilyn the nurse
    January 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful – will be making this for the Super Bowl!!!
    Can’t wait!!!!!

  • Reply
    Karen
    April 12, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Brilliant! I mean, who in their right mind likes those soggy chips underneath? Ummm, nobody! Gonna make this one very soon.

  • Reply
    Iman
    September 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    If I substitute ground turkey for beef, do I need to do anything else?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      September 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Iman- Nope! I do that substitution all the time.

  • Reply
    Anne
    September 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    We loved it! We also used a cup of the cheeses instead of a half cup and pepper Jack instead of plain Jack. It was wonderful!!!!!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      September 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Anne! I love the idea of using pepper jack. I will have to try that next time. And I’m pretty sure there is never a thing as too much cheese when it comes to nachos : )

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    ken
    February 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    THIS IS VERY VERY GOOD, I MADE IT TWICE NOW , ITS FAST & EASY & ITS A BIG HIT TY , Ken B. THE horseman FROM OREGON ,

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    Tim Bennett
    February 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    It’s superbowl Sunday and I’m going to make your receipe it looks great thank you
    Tim Bennett

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    Shirlee
    February 3, 2010 at 11:01 am

    This sounds great! Do you maintain a cookbook for individuals at this site or do we have to download and print? Right now my printer is being obstinate and won’t print anything off the web. My daughter [the almost resident comp. guru hasn’t had time to come and fix it, yet.”soon” she says].

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    letty
    November 18, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Thinking this would be ultra good w/ chorizo fried up and added rather than beef. Zing!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      November 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

      Letty- that would be a great substitution. I’ll have to try it. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Kevin
    November 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    What a tasty looking dip!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      November 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you Kevin!

  • Reply
    Gary
    November 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Made this one tonight at the house… another hit Des.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      November 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

      You’re welcome Gary! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)