If your family is like mine, we love a good dip for a snack or appetizer before dinner. This “Scooper Beef” recipe is one of our favorites.

Scooper Beef
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  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 packages taco seasoning with ¾ cup water
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp diced green chilies
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1½ cup finely chopped lettuce
  • 1 bottle mild or hot taco sauce
  • 2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning with water to the beef and cool.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese with milk until creamy.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture on a large plate or tray. Spread ¾ of the cooled beef over cream cheese. Save part of the beef.
  4. Sprinkle with green chilies, tomatoes, onions and lettuce. Sprinkle the taco sauce over this, and then sprinkle cheese and add remaining beef over the top.
  5. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips to scoop off the plate. Enjoy this dish as a meal or an appetizer.


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