Monday, January 30, 2012
This coming Sunday is the Super Bowl. Whether or not you're a big football fan there's a good chance you're invited to a party, having one at your home or you'll flip to the channel now and again to check the score or watch the much waited for commercials.
OK, so some of you may not even turn on the TV that day, but if you're one of those that I've described above, then you're probably going to be cooking up some grub for the game. One dish that's almost always on a Super Bowl game day table is a hot cheese dip.
This dip that I'm sharing IMO, is positively the most incredible dip you'll ever try. It's so quick and easy to put together you'll be surprised at how sensational it tastes. Your guests won't be able to stop eating it and you won't either!
If you're still not sure you're getting together with friends, I suggest picking up this simple list of ingredients, just so you're prepared. It will take all of 10 minutes to toss together.
Oh, and if you forget to pick up the chips try making my simple Homemade Tortilla Chips (below) with those tortillas sitting in your refrigerator. They're better for you than the store bought - but then who's counting when the cheese dip is packed with fat and calories!
Ooey Gooey Cheese Dip
Makes 2 cups
8 oz. mild Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese mix (2 cup package)
4 oz. cream cheese
½ cup whipping cream
½ cup canned diced green chilies
1 Tbsp. hot sauce (or to your taste)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Serve with home baked tortilla chips (below) or your favorite brand
Place all of the ingredients except the chips into a small saucepan. The recipe can be completed to this point up to 8 hours before heating.
Place the pan over low heat and warm the dip, stirring constantly, until the cheese is melted. Be careful not to let it boil, or the oil will separate from the cheese.
Taste and adjust for spiciness.
Transfer to a warm serving bowl or a mini Crock Pot.
Home Baked Tortilla Chips:
Take flour tortillas and cut in pizza wedges. Lay on foil covered pan and spray with Pam. Sprinkle with cumin, S& P or desired spices and bake for 8-10 minutes in 350 degree oven until crisp.
Both recipes are so simple. In fact, if you have any leftover cheese dip, pour it over your burger or use as a dip for your fries or pretzels. Pour it over a plate of chips with chicken, olives, sour cream, etc. for a great Nacho appetizer.
Trust me your friends will be raving about this dip. IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!