Saturday, February 7, 2009

HOT CHILI DIP

Just in time for the weekend! Here is a hot, hearty, and very addicting dip for your tortilla chips! This is great for your Friday night family movie or game night, or just to whip up for visitors.
My thanks to Colleen for this recipe. The original recipe called for shredded cheddar rather than the Velveeta. But I was helping to feed a group of teen girls last Friday night, and needed to make this dip s-t-r-e-t-c-h. It turned out FANTASTIC! The heat from the salsa cut the thick taste of the cheese. It really was just delicious! If you like things really hot, you could also add a small can of chopped green chilies, or use a hot salsa rather than medium. VERY yummy!

HOT CHILI DIP

1 lb ground meat
1 pkg taco seasoning
16 ounces (2 cups) salsa (I used Pace chunky salsa, medium heat)
8 ounces cream cheese - cubed
1 large loaf of Velveeta cheese - cubed
1/2 cup milk (add a little more if it gets too thick)
Optional: sour cream

Brown ground meat and drain the grease off. Return to pan and add taco seasoning (with water) and salsa and cook for about 7 minutes on medium. Remove from heat and add cream cheese cut into cubes (so it will melt in) and stir until it melts. Add Velveeta cheese cubes and stir until it is melted and mixed in. Make sure to keep a close eye on it and stir it frequently, the velveeta can quickly scorch if you're not careful. I usually just remove it from the heat when I stir in the Velveeta chunks. Stir in milk and *keep warm until ready to serve. If it gets too thick after you let it sit in the warmer, just add a little more milk.
Serve with warmed tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top.

* I use a West Bend electric pot to keep it warm, sort of like a fry Daddy, but it is bigger. You could also use a crockpot to keep it warm.


5 comments:

GraceFromHim said...

Oh Yum! I made a dip similar but w/o the salsa. I didn't care for the thick cheese taste. I'll bet though it would be good with the salsa in there. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Cusano said...

We are SO trying this tomorrow night! :) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing! I'm assuming this is the one you used to serve the teens that Jamie requested you post??? :) YIPPIE!!! AND. . . my new stove is coming tomorrow too! Then, I'm REALLY going to be on this blog a LOT!!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That really sounds good!!! We will try that this next week. Thanks for the recipe.

I am trying to find our what our local Mexican cafe puts into their cheese dip. In reading your recipe, it comes to mind that maybe they put cream cheese in their dip also. I will give that a try.

I hope you have had a happy Valentine's Day!! connie

Starr said...

Thanks for the nice comments ladies! I never used to put salsa in my nacho dip until recently. So Jessica, this is the new and improved version! haha We like it SO much better this way!

Jessica Cusano said...

Ok, whatever you did is simply WONDERFUL!!!! :) We've been in search (the hard way, you know trying it and NOT liking it) of the perfect nacho dip and we will search no more! This dip is WONDERFUL! It's so perfect, we loved it! Mike was so happy with it! Thanks for sharing!!! YEAH for yummy food!!! :) LOL