In addition to the cooler weather, cute layering clothes, and Fall baking that comes with this time of year, football weekends are without a doubt one of my favorite parts of Fall. I LOVE football, especially when it involves cheering on my Cal Golden Bears and Green Bay Packers. Anyway, football viewing just isn't complete without delicious game day food, and this enchilada dip really fits the bill. If you like enchiladas, you will love this one - it's so easy + yummy!
Beef Enchilada Dip
- 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce (I love the Trader Joe's brand)
- 2 cups shredded cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack, or combo)
- 1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles
- 1/2 can refried black beans, optional
- sour cream, optional
- chopped cilantro and green onions, optional
- tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and lightly grease a large ramekin.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, adding the diced yellow onion and minced garlic halfway through the cooking time. Make sure to crumble the ground beef as it cooks. When the meat is cooked through, drain any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the green chiles, enchilada sauce, and refried beans, if using. Stir in most of the grated cheese, and mix well.
Add the mixture to the ramekin, and top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the dip in the oven, and bake until completely warmed though, and slightly bubbly around the edges, about 10 minutes. Top the dip with sour cream, cilantro and green onion, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!!