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Smoky Chipotle Layered Taco Dip

Here's a spin on the classic taco dip! I make a smoky chipotle beef, layer it with beans and sour cream and salsa verde and load it up with toppings for the perfect layered taco dip. It's so delicious!
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  • 8 ounces ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce ) can refried beans
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup salsa verde
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • pickled onions, for topping
  • tortilla chips, for serving


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. With ground beef, I rarely add any oil to the skillet because it tends to be fattier. If needed, you can add 1 teaspoon of olive oil (of your oil of preference). Once the skillet is hot, add the ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook, stirring and breaking apart the beef often, until it begins to brown. Add in the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well to disperse all the seasonings. Cook until the beef is just browned. I let this cool until room temperature.
  • I like to heat the beans in a saucepan so they are creamy and smooth. Spread the beans on a large plate, platter or in an 8x8 baking dish.
  • In a bowl, stir together the sour cream and salsa verde. Spread the sour cream on top of the beans. I like to leave a small border of the beans along the edge, so I don’t spread the sour cream on the entire top.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled beef all over the sour cream layer. Sprinkle the cheddar all over the ground beef.
  • Top with the tomatoes and shredded lettuce. Add on the green onions and cilantro. Top with the pickled onions and serve!
  • You can assemble this ahead of time and store it in the fridge. I like to add the tomatoes, lettuce, green onions and pickled onions right before serving, so they look super vibrant and fresh.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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