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At the beginning of every month my husband’s squadron hosts a “First Friday” get-together for the squadron and their families. There’s usually food, event announcements, and general mingling. This month it’s football themed. My hubs is on the planning committee and voluntold me to bring some appetizers. He liked the idea of a cheese dip, but I’ve honestly never made one and as simple as they may seem, I have seen them fail terribly for other people, so I decided to do a practice run before Friday comes. The practice run turned out awesome, so I’m happily sharing the recipe. It’s very cheesy and indulgent, so I paired it with a trio of popchips to lighten it up. These are the ‘bold & crunchy’ popchips ridges in buffalo ranch, tangy barbecue, and cheddar & sour cream. They’re in new packaging, they’re delicious, and I love them for homegating because they’re so munchable while being light and non-greasy. I love to have a mix of indulgent snacks as well as lighter snacks for game get-togethers. Popchips are never fried and use only real ingredients, so we love them. Have you tried them? Do you have a favorite flavor? I especially recommend the tangy barbecue with this dip because I love the spice of the chip added to the cheese. You can buy them at grocery stores or HERE. Find the dip recipe below and happy homegating!
- 8 oz. ground beef
- 1 tsp. Creole seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 8 oz. cheddar shredded cheese
- 8 oz. cheddar jack variety cheese
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes drained
- 1/2 cup canned diced green chilies with liquid
- 1/2 cup milk
In a large pan over med-high heat, cook the ground beef with the Creole seasoning, cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper, breaking the beef into small crumbles with the spatula. When cooked through, remove to a clean plate and drain excess fat from the pan. Over medium heat, melt the cheddar cheese. Once it's melted, stir in the tomatoes and green chilies, then the cheddar jack cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted, then gradually stir in the milk. Lastly add the ground beef. Enjoy immediately.
*recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.