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Layered Cheeseburger Dip

Layered Cheeseburger Dip

  • Yield: makes 8 servings 1x



For the Beef Layer:

  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I like 90/10 for this)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 (8-oz) block cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt (I like 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For Assembly:

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced dill pickles
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • Few tablespoons of ranch dressing, for drizzling

Optional Dippers for Serving:

  • Slider buns, warmed and halved
  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Cubed baguette


For the Beef Layer:

  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy and rendered. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. To the same skillet, add the beef. Break up with a spoon and cook until crumbly and browned, about 2 minutes. Add in the other ingredients and stir to combine. Cook for another minute and then season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients until smooth. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

To Assemble:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the cream cheese layer on the bottom of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  3. Top with the cooked beef layer.
  4. Top with the shredded cheeses and crisped bacon. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until everything is gooey and the cheese is melted and bubbling in spots.
  5. Remove from the oven and carefully top the hot dip with the lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions. Season the fresh ingredients with a pinch of salt.
  6. Drizzle the ranch dressing over the top and serve immediately with preferred dippers.