Delicious Southwestern Beef And Cheese Dip

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Get the most delicious Southwestern beef and cheese dip. It’s super easy to put together and perfect for game watching. Who doesn’t love a good dip recipe?

Southwest Beef and Cheese Dip

This warm dip is delicious with ground beef, tomatoes, lots of cheese, corn, and bacon – perfect to serve with tortilla chips or some crusty bread.

beef and cheese dip with corn and bacon


  • cheese (we used a Mexican cheese blend but a combo of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese would be delicious)
  • corn
  • salsa
  • ground beef
  • sour cream
  • beef bouillion
  • bacon

Southwestern Beef And Cheese Dip

Start by cooking the bacon for the dip. I like to cook my bacon in the oven but you could cook it in a large skillet that you use afterward to make the dip.

crispy bacon slices

If cooking your bacon in the oven you can start the rest of the dip. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.

browning ground beef

As it’s cooking add the seasoning.

adding salsa

Then add the salsa. Depending on how spicy you want your dip to be you can pick the salsa with the heat you like. I went with a medium-heat salsa that the whole family could handle.

adding corn to dip

Next comes the corn. I used canned corn that I drained, but you definitely could use frozen corn too. Stir everything together.

add sour cream and corn

Then add the sour cream. This will give the dip a little tang.

adding cheese to the dip

Of course, you need some creamy texture in the dip and cheese does just that! As the cheese melts into the hot dip, give the crispy cooked bacon a rough chop into bite-sized pieces.

adding bacon

Then add the bacon to the dip and mix it in to disperse. You can serve it hot with some tortillas chips, pita chips, or chunks of crusty bread. This dip is very filling and could even serve as a meal if you wanted.

Tortilla chip dipping
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I like to pour the dip into a crocker pot/slow cooker and the setting to warm so people can enjoy it when they want.

Southwest Beef and Cheese Dip

Southwestern Beef and Cheese Dip

Who doesn't love a good dip recipe? Get the most delicious Southwestern beef and cheese dip. It's super easy to put together and perfect for game watching.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes


  • frying pan


  • 3 cups cheese grated, preferably a Mexican cheese blend
  • ½ can corn drained
  • 1 cup salsa whatever spice level you like
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp beef flavor bouilion seasoning
  • 5 slices bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 minute until crisp.
    crispy bacon slices
  • Add your ground beef to a frying pan and begin cooking over medium heat. Sprinkle beef flavor bouillon seasoning over the beef and stir.
    browning ground beef
  • Once the beef is cooked, turn to low heat and add the salsa, Mix in salsa.
    adding salsa
  • Add the drained corn and sour cream and stir again.
    add sour cream and corn
  • Add the cheese and stir frequently until it's completely melted.
    adding cheese to the dip
  • Chop bacon into bite-sized pieces and add to the dip and stir.
    adding bacon
  • Serve hot with tortilla chips.
    Southwest Beef and Cheese Dip
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheese, dip
Servings: 8 people
Cost: $15


Another option to add to this dip would be beans. Most of the family doesn’t like beans, but adding a can of rinsed, drained beans to the ground beef would add some great additional texture and flavor to this beef and cheese dip. Here are a few suggestions:

  • chili beans
  • kidney beans
  • black beans

Adding the Heat

If you like your dip really spicy you could easily add some spicy to this dip. Here are some suggestions:

  • chili powder – add a tablespoon or two to the ground beef once it’s browned
  • jalapeno pepper – add a finely diced pepper to the ground beef, and leave the seed in for more heat
  • hot sauce – add as many dashes of hot sauce as you like at the end of making the dip. I would recommend stirring the hot sauce in and tasting it before adding additional hot sauce if you like

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