Take-out Tuesday, Taco Tuesday Dip

Tuesdays at my house are usually Taco Tuesdays because my grandsons are here and they love tacos.  They eat scrambled egg tacos for breakfast and chicken and beef tacos for lunch and dinner…

Everything tastes better in a tortilla, right?

baked tacos thepaintedapron.com

Often I have a little taco seasoned meat leftover, not enough for another meal but enough to do something with…

taco empanada collage

Empanadas make a tasty snack, but how about a chunky hot dip

Taco Tuesday Dip

Add some vegetables like corn, chopped yellow peppers, onion and refried beans to the leftover taco meat

taco dip

Top it with a layer of grated cheese

cheesy taco dip

Pop it in the oven until it’s hot and melty

Pepper scoops and taco dip

and serve it up with mini pepper pieces and scoop style chips

Taco Dip with mini peppers

Perfect for football noshing!

Wait…   football is over…    😢

But! There is March Madness, The Masters, Talladega, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and lots of just plain ole Friday and Saturday nights when you need a nice hot dip to satisfy your inner snack demon… 🐷

Taco Tuesday Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6


  • 1 cup cooked ground beef or chicken seasoned for tacos
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 sweet pepper chopped
  • 1/2 small can refried beans
  • 3 oz grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • mini peppers and/or scoop chips


  • Sauté onion, peppers and corn in a little olive oil until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine vegetables with meat or chicken and stir in beans.
  • Place in a small greased baking dish and cover with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese has melted. Serves 4-8
Keyword easy Mexican dip, taco dip, Taco Tuesday, Tex-Mex dip

Here are some of our other favorite Taco Tuesday recipes

Taco Bread Boat

taco bread boat slices thepaintedapron.com

Perfect Taco Salad

warm taco salad thepaintedapron.com

Taco Chili in a Roll Bowl

taco chili roll bowl thepaintedapron.com

Taco Soup Bar

taco soup bar 3 thepaintedapron.com

Have a Happy Taco Tuesday!


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12 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Taco Tuesday Dip”
  1. Jodi says:

    Oh it all looks so wonderful. My son who is 25 puts everything in a tortilla wrap too – even a good steak. He’s got me kinda hooked. 😉

  2. Jenna, who doesn’t love a taco and this dip sounds amazing! My family will love this! I had my first taco at the age of sixteen! A small Mexican restaurant opened downtown and I was smitten! Happy Tuesday!

  3. Emily says:

    Oh Jenna, you are making me want tacos for breakfast! This all looks so delicious I think tacos will have to be on the menu soon here. Love the dip, already printed it out, and love the cutout heart. You are so creative in the kitchen! Keep all these great recipes coming. PS….love the blog look.

  4. Lynn says:

    Yep, dips are always in season:@)

  5. Rattlebridge Farm says:

    I am a taco fan, and I love all of these ideas. Have a great week!

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I just got home late and was craving Mexican, so I ate a frozen, microwave burrito.
    Your’s looks better.

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’d like to trade in my smoothie for a taco for breakfast! 🙂

  8. Summer Daisy says:

    This looks so tempting ♥


  9. You must be the best grandma in the world Jenna! The dip and its pretty dish looks so delicious. Those empanadas are tempting me too.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Looks like a great Take Out Tuesday at your place, Jenna! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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