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Bad Hombre Dip

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning (more if you like it bolder)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (if needed or your taco seasoning is salt-free)
  • 2 tbsp oil (I use olive oil but you can use any oil you’re comfortable with)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper., seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese*
  • 1/2 cup French’s fried jalapeños**

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron pan or skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onions, pepper, jalapeno, and garlic and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to high and add ground beef and taco seasoning and stir to combine and brown the meat. Add the tomato paste and let simmer for 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour and incorporate fully.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add in milk and cook until the mixture starts bubbling, about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and fold in 1/4 cup of the fried jalapeños and cheese until cheese is fully melted. Top with remaining jalapeños and serve hot with tortilla chips.

Notes

* I used pepper jack because I like the spiciness but you can use monterey jack cheese for a milder flavor or a good melting cheese, not mozzarella.
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