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Now that I’m living in San Antonio, I find myself spending a lot of time at family gatherings with the in-laws, of which there are many, and these gatherings are nothing short of a smorgasbord of homemade, divine eats. The way we eat here is far different from how we ate in Phoenix, as well as Minnesota, which could easily be because of the nature of each culture: me being Swedish and my husband Mexican. We just do everything differently, though the end result is always the same: a great time had by all. In the spirit of all these gatherings and the many more to come, I’ve been working on developing new recipes, like this Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip, so I can come prepared with fresh eats instead of boring, overused oldies.
This recipe came out so well that I may include it in my Christmas recipe lineup. It’s fast, full of flavor, and perfect as an appetizer or a midday snack. I usually don’t start prepping for the holidays until after Halloween, but I’m stepping up my game in the name of having a stress-free, delicious Christmas, so it’s good to start playing around now, and no one is complaining about being a taste-tester. You want to come over and give this a try?
- ½ lb. Lean Ground Beef
- 16 oz. Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½-1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
- ½ C Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits
- ½ C Shredded Cheese
- Kosher Salt to Taste
- Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
- Brown the ground beef in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking apart the meat into small pieces as it browns. Sprinkle with salt and pepper while cooking, then drain the excess fat.
- Mix in the greek yogurt, bacon bits and cheese and add the ranch dip seasoning slowly, starting with ½ of the packet. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
- Taste the mixture then begin adding more of the seasoning packet as needed to increase the tang of the ranch flavor. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper to taste, garnish with some extra bacon bits and serve warm with tortilla chips.
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I love the tangy flavor of the ranch in this Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip, but I know for some it might be a little strong, which is why I recommend starting with a ½ packet of seasoning and building up from there. Use a light touch with the salt as well, because the bacon bits have a great salty taste so they will season the dip a lot on their own.
My mouth might be watering right now, because I totally want some more. Right now. At 3am. Yum.
What are your favorite holiday recipes? Are you looking to expand your repertoire for the holiday season? Share your thoughts below, then head over to Walmart to pick up all the goodies to make this Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip and eat it tonight!
Do you bake this to melt the cheese? I’ve never heated up Greek Yogurt before. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!!
Hello! This sounds delicious..can this be kept in the fridge for couple of days if there’s any lef overs..then be warm up slowly again?
Sarah Halstead says
Oh my! This may need to be my new recipe next week. Yumm!
That looks delicious! I love that it uses Greek yogurt!
Absolutely gorgeous photos – and wow that looks DELICIOUS!
Kendra Darr says
Drooling! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Oh my goodness, Karly! YUM
Oh my gosh I am so making this!
Kristine Foley says
Stop the madness! Can’t wait to make this!
Glenda Embree says
Oh Karly! My husband and sons would love to be coming to your house for this dip! I can see already from your lovely photos that this recipe will need to go into my file. Thanks for sharing!
Becca Heflin says
This looks SO good… and so flipping addictive, too!
Ronda Chesser Porter says
I want some NOW! It looks delicious and a crowd-pleaser!
Casey @ Beauty 101 says
Yes! I do want to come over and be your taste tester! Just let me know where I need to be 🙂
This looks SO fantastic! I’m definitely making it this weekend.
Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck says
This looks amaze balls! Thanks for sharing!
This looks SO good! I’m a huge dip fan and this one is going on the list!
i want to eat this all up!!!!
Sounds awesome. Now my mouth is watering at 6am.