Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Ok..don't have a pic of this today, but thought I'd give you a recipe for our cheese dip.

Now, mind you we don't call this cheese dip, we call it something else..you really don't want to know what we call it, cuz it doesn't sound very appetizing, just know this..it's GOOD STUFF!!

Ready? Set? GO!!
This makes a LOT so use a big skillet......matter of fact, make it a LARGE Skillet!
Here's what you'll need:

1 lb hamburger
1/2 a large package Velveeta cut into 2" squares
1 small can green chillies
1 package taco seasoning mix (you can make your own if you prefer, just use cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and extra cilantro)
1 jalapeno
1/2 bell pepper
1 onion
1 medium can tomatoes (cut, stewed doesn't matter)
1 Reg sized can refried beans or spiced black beans * (optional)
1/2 C water (or more depends)
Small bunch of cilantro chopped.

OK..brown your hamburger, onion and green pepper together. Add the green chillies, taco seasoning (or your own personal mix), tomatoes and one chopped up jalapeno (you can add more if you want it hot..HINT: If you want it real hot, put the seeds in, if you want it medium, take the seeds out) Add beans and water mix well and let this come to a simmer. (add more water if you need to) Add the cut up Velveeta and stir good. Turn the heat down and get all that cheese melted and mixed in with your meat. Add water if it's too thick.
Finally toss in the cilantro and give it a stir. Let it sit for about 5 mins, stir again.
Do the taste test. Does it need anything? Add salt, pepper, hot cayenne, red peppers, cumin more cilantro..whatever you think it needs.
HINT: This will thicken up as it sits on the heat, so you'll need to add water occasionally.

Enjoy with your favorite corn chip. I suggest the white corn chips, restaurant style! (you can even get them a little warm in the oven.
This dip can make a meal in itself if you have some burrito wrappers on the side! :)

This was one of our standards for Halloween. It has a slightly orangy-red color and well you can give it your own name, but you'll make it more then once a year I promise!

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