This easy Creamy Taco Dip with Meat is a delicious way to enjoy leftover taco meat!
Have you noticed that ground turkey is almost always sold in 20 oz. packages? Why is that?! Most recipes call for a pound of ground meat, but if you decide to use turkey, you can expect to have an extra four ounces on hand. That’s fine in most cases. The more (meat) the merrier, right? Even so, you might end up with a little more leftovers than usual.
Case in point: I always use ground turkey when I’m making Mexican dishes like taco salad or taquitos, and I usually have at least a cup of meat leftover. Sure, leftover taco meat is great for making more tacos, but why not turn it into a rich, creamy Mexican dip? It’s easy to do with only three extra ingredients!
The measurements here are approximate because the amount of meat you have on hand will vary. I would suggest about 1 part cream cheese to 4 parts meat, and add salsa until it’s a good consistency for dipping. With these simple ingredients, you can’t really go wrong even if the amounts are tweaked a bit. Enjoy!
(P.S. Lots of people have told me they don’t understand the words “leftover” and “taco meat” together, and I get that. I can eat tacos almost indefinitely too, so of course you could make meat just for this recipe if you never have leftovers. It’s definitely worth it!!)
You NEED these Mexican dip recipes too! (Trust me.)