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American Flag Venison Taco Dip Recipe

Make this fun and festive seven-layer taco dip with ground venison or beef for the Fourth of July. It's perfect for your outdoor patriotic celebration!

American Flag Venison Taco Dip Recipe

Show off your patriotic spirit with this delicious Venison Taco Dip Recipe that's made to look like the American Flag! (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

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Venison taco dip is a shareable appetizer that is super tasty and easy to make. Pair it with a big bowl of tortilla chips for dipping and you've got a winning starter to serve at your party.

Want to show patriotism for our country at your next outdoor gathering? Fly the United States flag and make this venison taco dip. The American flag symbolizes freedom and liberty, and when you display the flag, you show respect for everything it represents – our nation’s shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. 

While you don't need a reason or special occasion to fly the flag and make this venison taco dip, both are perfect for holidays such as Independence Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day celebrations.

This dip recipe has seven layers, but you can easily add in more layers or substitute any of the ingredients to your liking. You may add any (or all) of the following ingredients to take your dip to the next level: diced chiles, avocado or guacamole, green onions, bell peppers, lettuce, corn, or black beans.

Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Black Olives
Enjoy your American Flag Venison Taco Dip with tortilla chips and a cold one in a Puffin Drinkwear Beverage Life Vest in Flag Red. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

How to Make This American Flag Venison Taco Dip Recipe

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes


  • 1 pound ground venison (or beef)
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag shredded cheese (Colby jack or blend of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Asadero cheeses)
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (16-ounce) container salsa or pico de Gallo.
  • 1 (3.8-ounce) can sliced black olives


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground venison (or beef). Drain off fat if needed and return pan to heat. Mix in 3 tablespoons taco seasoning and 2/3 water. Let simmer for 5 minutes and then remove pan from heat. Set aside.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Brown Ground Meat
    Browned ground meat. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)
  2. In a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning and refried beans. Mix thoroughly.
  3. In a 9x13-inch glass dish, layer the ingredients in the following order: seasoned refried beans, browned ground meat, shredded cheese, jalapeño slices, sour cream, salsa, and olives.

    Layer 1: First, add the seasoned refried beans evenly to the bottom of the dish.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Refried Beans
    Layer 1 - Seasoned Refried Beans (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 2: Add the browned ground meat evenly over the beans.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Ground Meat
    Layer 2 - Ground Venison or Beef (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 3: Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the meat.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Refried Beans
    Layer 3 - Shredded Cheese (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 4: Evenly distribute the jalapeños over the cheese.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Sliced Jalapeños
    Layer 4 - Sliced Fresh Jalapeños (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 5: Next, add a layer of sour cream. Tip: Put sour cream in a zip-top bag and cut the corner off the bag. Pipe the sour cream in even rows over the ingredients and then use a spatula to spread evenly.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Sour Cream
    Layer 5 - Sour Cream (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Sour Cream
    Layer 5 - Sour Cream (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 6: Carefully spoon the salsa (or pico de gallo) into thin rows to create the stripes on the flag. First, add the top, middle, and bottom stripes. Next, add two stripes evenly in between the top and middle stripe. Last, add two stripes evenly in between the middle and bottom stripe. This will give your flag dip 13 stripes (seven red salsa and 6 white sour cream) to represent the original 13 colonies. If you can’t get your salsa rows thin enough to make 13 stripes, don’t sweat it. Your dip will still be tasty.

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Salsa
    Layer 6 - Salsa / Pico de Gallo (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

    Layer 7: In the top left corner of the dish, create a square (to represent the union) using the black olives. Fill in the square with more olives. No need to count exactly 50 olives (for the 50 stars/states), unless you want to go above and beyond with your dip!

    Venison Taco Dip Recipe - Black Olives
    Layer 7 - Black Olives (Jessyca Sortillon photo)
  4. Cover and refrigerate dip until ready to serve. Dip is best served chilled.
  5. Serve chilled dip with tortilla chips. To make it extra festive, serve with blue corn tortilla chips.

Puffin Drinkwear Beverage Life Vest

Puffin Drinkwear Beverage Life Vest - Flag Red
Puffin Drinkwear Beverage Life Vest in Flag Red (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

Want to celebrate America in style? Dress your 12-ounce canned beverages in a life vest from Puffin Drinkwear. The vest will not only keep your drink chill, but also looking fabulous! Puffin's Beverage Life Vests are double-insulated and float. They are perfect for a day at the lake, river, pool, or ocean!

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