Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ranchero Dip for Corn Chips

This Ranchero Dip is a very hearty snack that's great for a crowd. Actually the original recipe serves it as dinner, but I thought it would be more fun as a dip. As written, this is a very nice should please everyone type of recipe. We here at Pig In Mud might choose to make things a little ~bolder and spicier~ and there are lots of ways to bump up the flavor, I'll list a few below. Don't hesitate to serve this at your Cinco de Mayo party or the next BBQ, and you might want to tuck this one away for football season folks... It will be received well:@)

The best chips for this dip would be those really thick Frito dipper type chips, thinner ones can break.
I did brown the cheese a little under the broiler for a minute or two.
Leftovers? Serve on a bun Sloppy Joe style, roll into a flour tortilla with sour cream,
or serve with cornbread and call it lunch.
The recipe is easily cut in half and half will fit into the Little Dipper Crock Pot.

Ranchero Dip-from Taste of Home
~printable recipe~
1 1/2 lbs ground beef-can cut back if desired-I desired
28 oz can baked beans
11 oz can whole corn, drained well-I used cooked frozen corn
1/4 C barbecue sauce
2 Tblsp ketchup
1 Tblsp yellow mustard
3/4 C cheddar cheese, shredded
*Possible add ins: more BBQ Sauce, 1/4 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning, hot sauce, jalapenos, bacon
Green onions and sour cream (pickled jalapenos) for serving-optional
Frito or Tortilla chips
  1. Cook beef until no longer pink, breaking meat up into small pieces, remove grease if necessary.
  2. Stir in everything up to cheese. Heat through.
  3. Add cheese, allow to melt a bit and serve with tortilla chips.
  4. **Alternately: Cook meat, mix first 6 ingredients and pour into shallow baking dish (half of the recipe fits in a one quart dish), cover with foil. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Bake covered at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, remove foil and top with cheese and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese has melted.Brown cheese under broiler if desired.
  5. **Another alternate: Follow #4 above, add to Little Dipper Crock Pot and heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. I'm a fan of anything with beans and cheese and chips!

  2. Yeah, I can see how this could be a whole meal in one! Wow, ground beef, beans, cheese, and corn...what's not to love?

  3. Sounds like a tasty dip Lynn and perfect for Cinco de Mayo :)

  4. This will be a perfect dip for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This could be dinner for me :) Sounds so good!


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