Thursday, December 20, 2007

Here are 6 Cheese Dip recipes that are TNT for me. I especially love the 1st 2-- Hamburger Sausage Dip & Taco Dip).

They are all made in the crockpot, so if taking to a party or potluck, what you could do is either prepare everything & put in crockpot for melting at the party (plug in as soon as you get there, most only take about 15-30 minutes to melt). OR you could go ahead & prepare completely at home (including melting) and then unplug and allow to cool. Then when you get to the party, plug in again and it should soften right up in just a few minutes.

Have a blessed day:)~Cherylann

Hamburger Sausage Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound ground beef
1 pound sausage
1 jar salsa
1 can refried beans
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 jalapeno -- optional

Brown beef and sausage together. Boil pepper for 5 minutes; finely chop. Put all ingredients in crockpot; stir. Cook on high until cheese is melted.

Taco Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Serving Size : 12
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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16 ounces Velveeta
16 ounces cream cheese -- softened
16 ounces salsa
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 pound ground beef -- browned and drained
1 can refried beans
1 package Spanish rice mix -- prepared as directed
1 bag Frito Scoops

Melt cheeses in a crockpot; set aside.

While melting, combine salsa, taco seasoning, beef, beans and rice; stir into cheese mixture.

Heat on low for 20 minutes.

Serve with Frito Scoops.

Serving Ideas : Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, sliced olives and sour cream if desired.


Cheese Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds Velveeta
2 pounds ground beef -- browned and drained with onion
1 medium onion -- chopped
1 cup medium picante sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper -- to taste
garlic powder -- to taste

Mix ground beef and onion with cheese, picante sauce and soup in crockpot and heat until cheese melts. Season.

Serving Ideas : Serve with chips or on a baked potato.


Crockpot Mexican Cheese Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 pound Velveeta
1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
1/2 can Rotel tomatoes with chiles

Cube cheese and place in crockpot. Cover and heat 30 to 60 minutes, until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes and seasoning. Cover and continue heating 30 minutes.

Serving Ideas : Serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.


Hamburger Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds ground beef
1 cup onions -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced or 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
salt -- to taste
16 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons sugar
16 ounces cream cheese -- softened, cut into cubes
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chili powder -- mild or hot

In skillet, brown ground beef with onion, discard fat. Pour browned meat and onion into crockpot. Add garlic, salt, tomato sauce, ketchup, oregano, sugar, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and chili powder. Set crockpot on low until cream cheese has melted and is thoroughly blended, 1 1/2-2 hours. Stir, taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.

Serving Ideas : Serve with cubed French bread or warmed tortilla chips.


Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

Recipe By : Cherylann
Categories : This & That

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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16 slices bacon -- diced
16 ounces cream cheese -- softened, cut into cubes
4 cups mild cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 cup half and half
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 drops Tabasco sauce

Fry diced bacon in a skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels and set aside.

Place cheeses, half-and-half, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, mustard, salt and Tabasco in the crockpot. Set on low and allow cheese to melt, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings; stir in bacon.

Serving Ideas : Serve with fruit slices (ex. apples or pears) or French bread slices.
If serving with fruit slices, dip fruit in lemon juice to prevent browning.

2 comments:

Tami said...

These sounds yummy! Which one is your favorite?

Cherylann said...

Tami my 1st favorite is the Taco Dip, which in my house gets served as a meal:) The 2nd favorite is the Hamburger Sausage Dip, which again, can be served as a meal, if you include tortilla chips or Fritos Scoops:)