Cheesy Enchilada Dip is a beef and bean cheesy enchiladas recipe turned into a delicious a dip served as an appetizer or snack.

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I love it when I have all the ingredients for a recipe stocked in my pantry. Today’s Cheesy Enchilada Dip is one that is easy to make for last minute guests, also delicious for dipping or a burrito or enchilada filling.

Cheesy Enchilada Dip Recipe

This Cheesy Enchilada Dip Recipe makes a quick appetizer (30 minutes). It’s perfect for when you get a last-minute invite, or the perfect dip, or quick for last-minute guests!

We’re a enchilada family, so bringing our favorite ingredients together in a cheesy dip is perfect for football season!

Cheesy Enchilada Dip

Ingredients for Beef Enchilada Dip

  • Ground beef, or ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mexican spice (or cumin or chili powder)
  • Green chilies
  • Black beans
  • Red enchilada sauce (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • Whole olives
  • Mexican cheese
  • Rice (optional)

a cheesy enchillada dip with a chip

How to serve enchilada dip:

  • Serve with chips
  • Main dish meat for tacos, taco salad, burritos, or enchiladas
  • Add to a wraps
  • A dip with mixed fresh vegetables
  • Make quesadillas with the leftovers
  • Add it to scrambled eggs

chip and enchilada dip

Friends, I’m over at RecipeGirl’s sharing a delicious Superbowl Party Menu, plus today, a party-favorite Cheesy Enchilada Dip recipe perfect for Game Day!

Mexican-themed Superbowl Party Menu:

Cheesy Enchilada Dip

How to make the recipe

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef (you can use ground turkey, too) and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook and drain the liquid.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, green chiles, and enchilada sauce. Stir in the butter and simmer.

Cheesy Enchilada Dip

Sprinkle in the cheese and cook until melted through, about 5 minutes. 

Mix and bake in an 8×8 pan for 20 minutes. You can always double the recipe for a 9 x 13 pan.

pan of Cheesy Enchilada Dip with olives

Optional to add more cheese on top!

Serve right away. You can top the skillet dip with sour cream, salsa, scallions and cilantro.

Serve hot with chips for dipping.

Perfect for game day or any small gathering!

Cheesy Enchilada Dip with olives

Secret: Add whole olives

The secret to a good Cheesey Enchilada Dip? In my opinion, whole olives!

Whole olives remind me as a kid of many taco feasts out camping with our family friends, My mom, Clara, and Avis were the best camp cooks in southern Oregon!

For me, this is the ultimate wintertime, party dip! But remember, this is also great as a meat mixture for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or taco salad!


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Cheesy Enchilada Dip

Easy ingredients to keep on hand, this cheesy dip is perfect for any occasion, party, potluck, or Game Day event!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • ½ pound ground beef, or ground turkey, drained
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. Mexican spice, or 1 tsp. cumin + 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 7 oz green chilies, diced
  • 1 15 oz Bush’s black beans, drained
  • 1 12 oz jar red enchilada sauce (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 6 oz whole olives, drained
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese, shredded (plus more for sprinkling on top)
  • ½ cup cooked rice, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium pan, cook the ground beef until done (well browned). Drain off any fat. Mix in the butter, Mexican spice; salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chilies, black beans, enchilada sauce, whole olives, and cheese with the meat. Stir together; pour the mixture into a 8×8 baking pan. (Optional to add rice)
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and hot. Serve with more cheese on top, with chips, vegetables, or as a meat mixture for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, or taco salad.
  • Optional to serve with sour cream, finely chopped green onions, and chopped tomatoes on top or on the side.
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Appetizer
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Cheesy Enchilada Dip Recipe with chips