Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip

SERVES 6  |  ACTIVE TIME 20 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 20 Min

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (10 ounce) can Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce-Medium Red
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt to taste (I added 1/4 teaspoon)
4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
Optional garnish: fresh pico de gallo or salsa 

Cook ground beef in an oven safe medium skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Stir occasionally. Add garlic powder and onion powder once you see beef drippings in the pan. Break up beef with a wooden spoon as you go. Add enchilada sauce. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Taste for flavor. Add salt as necessary, it should not need much if any.

Sprinkle with cheese.* Transfer to oven and place under broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Remove from oven. Add a scoop or so of fresh salsa.

Serve and enjoy.

DONNA'S NOTES: I really wanted an incredible presentation for this dish. I knew a heaping skillet would give me just that, so I transferred my enchilada beef mixture to a smaller (6.25") cast iron skillet before I added the cheese. Then topped with cheese and placed on a baking sheet and broiled.

Quick fresh pico de gallo: 2 chopped Roma tomatoes, 1/2 small white onion (diced), 1/2 seeded and deveined jalapeno (minced), chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper (to taste).  Toss, drain and serve.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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