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25 January 2019

An easy party chili cheese dip recipe made with cream cheese, cheddar, Monterrey jack, jalapenos, ground beef and chili powder. Perfect for game day! All in one pan. Done in 30 minutes.

If there is ever a party or game day appetizer or dip recipe to have in your back pocket, this meaty chili cheese dip recipe is the one.

It’s not only super cheesy and nice and spicy from jalapenos and chili powder, it’s also nice and meaty because we’re incorporating ground beef into the mix.

I love my chili cheese dip with meat!

Chili Cheese Dip in a pan

This will definitely feed a crowd. If you’re throwing the party for game day, or really for just about ANY party, if you make the chili cheese dip, everyone will be happy.

I love that it’s also SUPER EASY to make, all in one pan. You can get it ready ahead of time, then bake it and set it out as people arrive and settle in.

I love that!

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

How to Make this Meaty Chili Cheese Dip – the Recipe Method

First, heat a large oven safe pan to medium heat and add jalapeno peppers. Cook a couple minutes to soften.

Add ground beef and chili powder. Break apart with a wooden spoon and cook 7-8 minutes, until cooked through.

Adding chili powder to the pan

Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute until nice and fragrant.

Adding fresh chopped garlic to the pan

Stir in tomatoes and chili beans.

Adding tomatoes and chili beans to the pan

Add cream cheese and stir until it is melted through and incorporated.

Stirring cream cheese into the chili cheese dip

Stir in the shredded cheeses until melted through.

Stirring cheese into the chili cheese dip

Remove the pan from the heat and top with extra shredded cheeses and sliced jalapeno peppers. Alternatively, you can transfer the mixture to a baking dish, then top with cheeses and jalapenos.

Topping the chili cheese dip with extra cheese and peppers

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the chili-cheese dip is nice and bubbly.

Top with fresh parsley and serve with chips!

Chili Cheese Dip in a pan, ready to eat

Looks AWESOME, doesn’t it? I love this stuff.

It’s always a big party hit. You may need to make a double batch. Get going!

Meatless Chili Cheese Dip

You can make this recipe without the meat. A good substitute would be using refried beans.

Recipe Variations

You can sub in ground turkey or ground chicken instead of the ground beef for a lower calorie version of this recipe.

Chorizo is a nice addition for extra spice and flavor. You can also use other cheeses, as long as they’re nice and melty.

That’s it, my friends! I hope you enjoy my meaty, beefy, spicy chili cheese dip recipe! It’s one of my favorites.

Rock on!

Try Some of My Other Popular Dip Recipes

Try Some of My Popular Chili Recipes

Chili Cheese Dip in a pan, ready to serve

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS.Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Meaty Chili Cheese Dip – Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
An easy party chili cheese dip recipe made with cream cheese, cheddar, Monterrey jack, jalapenos, ground beef and chili powder. Perfect for game day! All in one pan. Done in 30 minutes.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, dip, recipe, spicy
Servings: 10
Calories: 293 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped + more for topping
  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes canned or fresh
  • 15 ounce can chili beans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese shredded + more for topping
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded + more for topping
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat a large oven safe pan to medium heat and add jalapeno peppers. Cook a couple minutes to soften.
  2. Add ground beef and chili powder. Break apart with a wooden spoon and cook 7-8 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute until nice and fragrant.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and chili beans.
  5. Add cream cheese and stir until it is melted through and incorporated.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheeses until melted through.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and top with extra shredded cheeses and sliced jalapeno peppers. Alternatively, you can transfer the mixture to a baking dish, then top with cheeses and jalapenos.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the chili-cheese dip is nice and bubbly.
  9. Top with fresh parsley and serve with chips!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium. You can dial back the heat by coring out the jalapeno peppers before using them, and substituting the chili powder with a milder spice. See these substitutes for chili powder. Up the heat factor with spicier peppers, like serranos or habaneros, or both! I like a pinch of ghost pepper powder sometimes for me.

Nutrition Facts
Meaty Chili Cheese Dip – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 548mg 23%
Potassium 423mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 22.4%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Meaty Chili Cheese Dip - An easy party chili cheese dip recipe made with cream cheese, cheddar, Monterrey jack, jalapenos, ground beef and chili powder. Perfect for game day! All in one pan. Done in 30 minutes. #Appetizer #Dip #PartyFood

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