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Cheesy Crockpot Taco Dip


  • 1 Pound ground chuck
  • 1 medium to large yellow or red onion diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers de-seeded and minced (Optional)
  • 2 poblano peppers de-seeded and minced
  • 1/2 Cup reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 1oz packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 10oz cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained like Rotel
  • 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese or use mexican blend, pepper jack, or Monterey jack

For the toppings:

  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped fresh tomatoes
  • sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • or whatever else you want to top it with!


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add your ground beef and break apart. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and then add your onion, jalapeño (if using), & poblanos. Cook until the meat is cooked through and drain the grease from the meat and onion/pepper mixture.
  • To your crockpot - add your cooked ground beef and onion mixture, beef broth, cornstarch, taco seasoning, & diced tomatoes with green chilies (un-drained) and stir to combine. 
  • Cook in your crockpot on high for 3 hours OR on low for about 5 hours. Remove the lid and give it a good stir, then top it with 2 cups of shredded cheese. I like to use sharp cheddar but Mexican blend is good and so is pepper jack and Monterey Jack cheese. Queso is delicious as well! Put the lid back on the slow cooker and let it cook for another 10 or so minutes, or until the cheese is melted over top.
  • Garnish and serve.

For oven preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cook your beef, onion, and pepper mixture as in the steps above. Use an oven safe skillet to save on dirty dishes. After draining, return the beef mixture to the skillet (or a casserole dish). Add beef broth, cornstarch, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and half of the cheese - stirring to combine.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and cover loosely with foil. You can spray the inside of the foil with a little nonstick cooking spray if you like to keep the cheese from sticking to it. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is melted. Garnish and serve.