Five Layer Taco Dip

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Five Layer Taco Dip Five Layer Taco Dip Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon olive oil
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided
1 pound ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) packet taco seasoning mix, or homemade Taco Seasoning, recipe follows
1 cup prepared salsa
1 cup sour cream
1 avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar (4 ounces)

Taco Seasoning:

1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt





Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat the broiler.

Spray a broiler-proof 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of the crushed chips over the bottom of the pie plate.

Brown the beef in the skillet, breaking it up with a fork, until the meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour off the drippings and add the taco seasoning. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Transfer the meat to the pie plate, spreading it on top of the chips.

Spread the salsa over the meat and then the sour cream over the salsa. Scatter the avocado cubes over the sour cream. Top with the cheese. Broil 4 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes, watching carefully to see that the cheese doesn’t burn. Top with the remaining tortilla chips. Serve hot.

Taco Seasoning:

In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, sugar, and salt. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

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By Cindy Lara on October 02, 2013


Sooo good! Easy to make and gone in minutes! I used venison to substitute the ground beef, some of my family won't touch venison(they say it tastes gross), so my dad and i waited til it was gone, and then we told everyone. No one could taste the difference. They couldn't believe it wasn't beef. Now its the only thing they ask me to bring to picnics and its requested with venison only!

By Ellen on September 22, 2013


This is what I have been looking for! I am so glad you still have your own website! Tell Food Network we who need you can still find you!

By JoAnn Adint on July 19, 2013


I can see this being served at our next meeting at my house and for our Bunco night! Love this kind of thing.....

By Sandy Gann on July 03, 2013


Thank you much for the Taco Seasoning recipe. I just happened on it & I have every spice that I need for it. I am going to make a batch to keep on hand for taco night, as I hate buying the packets. But tacos just don't taste the same without it.

By Lesa on June 27, 2013



By Anonymous on November 09, 2012


Paula,,,girl they ain't nothing like watching you cook,, my mama loved you and so do I.

By vickie giddens on May 05, 2012


Pretty good, nothing special. I don't see the value of the avocado. I will probably make this again with a few updates (add some green onions or black olives to the top instead of avocado).

By Donna on September 19, 2011


Soooo delicious! The family loved it including my mother in law =)...this recipe will be a keeper!!

By Alesha on May 10, 2011


I saw this show while I was in the hospital and the day after I got out I bought the stuff to make the dip. I made it for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME!

By Emma Caponera on May 06, 2011

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