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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and kosher salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remove from oven allow to cool for a several minutes. Serve.