Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cheesy Taco Bean Dip {And a Giveaway!}

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!  
The winner is Marci H who said:

tristatecruisers said...
i like using taco seasonings in chili--it's great for that extra kick :)
I'm sending you an email Marci - congrats!!
One of my very favorite flavors to cook at home is Mexican/Tex-Mex.  Taco night?  I'm a total fan.  In fact, I think that soft tacos were the first thing that my husband and I made together when we were dating.  And to this day, tacos are what I turn to when I'm feeling like something easy for dinner, or when I just have that craving for tacos!!

And what makes taco night easier than Old El Paso?  Especially at this time of year when time is short but everyone still needs to eat.  Why not take some help from the store?

When I started thinking about tacos the other day, I got the Tex-Mex bug and all of the sudden, I was thinking of all sorts of recipes I wanted to make.  But the one that kept coming to me was a taco dip.  As much as I love 7-layer dip, it wasn't what I was craving.  I wanted something warm.  So I grabbed a few recipes online and combined a few things and came up with this recipe.  The perfect Cheesy Taco Bean Dip!  This recipe makes a TON - so be ready to share!

Cheesy Taco Bean Dip

1 pound ground beef
1 package Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
1 8-oz. bottle taco sauce (not salsa)
1 16-oz. can refried beans
1/3 cup water
8 oz. sour cream

In a skillet, brown the ground beef.  Add the taco seasoning and cook as directed on the package.

In a separate pot, Stir the beans and water together.  When warmed through, add the cooked taco meat.  Stir in the cheese and cook until melted.  Stir in the sour cream.

Serve warm with tortilla chips.

And now for the giveaway!
What can you win?

A packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

Here's how you enter:

Mandatory:  Comment on this post and tell me your favorite way to use taco seasoning!

For extra entries:  (Please leave a separate comment for each)

This contest is open to US residents and will run through Tuesday, December 21st.  The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on December 22nd.

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The prize package for this giveaway was donated by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark.  I was not paid for this post and all opinions expressed are my own.

75 comments:

  1. Taco salad with salsa ranch. Thanks!

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  4. my family makes something we call "secret recipe" (dad and i made it up when i was a kid). We cook ground beef with taco seasoning, cook 2 cups of rice, and mix both together with 3 cans of ranch style beans. Top with cheese, sour cream, salsa, (hubby puts ranch on his and my uncle adds corn to it when he makes it)

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  6. Taco seasoning mixed in with chicken baked. Thanks

    Chris

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  7. Aren't those fun dishes? Great giveaway, Deborah.

    I love a taco salad!!@

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  8. I love to use it in a Taco Salad and in chicken tacos with spanish rice :)

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  9. I LOVE to put taco seasoning in my burgers for a little more flavor but you can't go wrong with a chicken taco salad with all the fixins either!!

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  11. Chimichangas....yum!

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  12. I love to use taco seasoning for fish tacos. I coat the fish with it, fry it up, crumble and serve in freshly heated corn tortillas with pico de gallo and sweet jalapeno jelly. To die for!

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  13. I like taco seasoning on beef tacos.

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  16. On my ground beef in taco salads--

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  17. I like to mix it with sour cream and use as a topping for nachos.

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  18. We love it mixed with cream cheese on bagel pizzas! Super yummy!

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  20. I use taco seasoning in chili. Nom nom!

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  21. Sprinkle in with cream cheese, spread on a tortilla with black olives and shredded cheese, roll up and slice!

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  22. I like using taco seasoning for a good ol' taco salad with lots of cheese! charityhope67@hotmaildotcom

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  25. I like to use it in salad.
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  29. I like to use taco seasoning in refried beans ...
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  34. My favorite way to use taco seasoning is in refried beans :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  35. I like to make chicken soft taco's with it.

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  36. I use taco seasoning to make tacos of course! I don't get too creative when making tacos, just regular ground beef or turkey.

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  37. Taco seasoning- we use for taco soup! Delish!

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  38. Crystal S.

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    I love to use taco seasoning with chicken. I make shredded chicken with taco seasoning and some broth in the crock pot and i have instant taco filling.

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  39. i like it on chicken as well- it makes for a different sort of meat filling- i have never thought of making it in a crock pot though! great idea crystal!

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  40. Favorite way to use taco seasoning would be my 7 Layer Taco Dip, or I mix a little into bottle Ranch dressing (yummy!)

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  42. I like to use taco seasoning in my very favorite chicken taco soup!!

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  43. i like using taco seasonings in chili--it's great for that extra kick :)

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  45. it's boring, but i like a plain and simple and straightforward taco. it can't be topped in my eyes!

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  46. I like to cook cauliflower with taco seasoning and eat it on tacos.

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  47. Taco salad! I could eat it every single day!

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  50. I use taco seasonings in my taco soup!!

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  51. I love to use taco seasoning when making a delicious taco salad!! YUM!

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  53. I love using taco seasoning to make taco soup!!
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  55. What a fun giveaway! I something super easy so I throw a pork roast in the crockpot with a packet of taco seasoning on top. Cook roast then shred meat and pour verde salsa on top. Layer rice, pork meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and more salsa. Mmm mmm mmm........

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  56. I am dying for this dip! Is it ok that it is 6:45AM and this looks fantastic to me? I think I am coming down from my cookie induced sugar high. I need to make this! YUM!!! Beats the taco salad I make.

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  57. My favorite way to use taco seasoning is in chicken fajtas.

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