Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spicy Cheeseburger Dip...and a break from the meal plan

Last winter we began a tradition with some friends. On free Friday or Saturday nights through the frosty months, we put our kids in bed and then host a game night. Last night, we kicked off our game night season with some dominoes (if you think that dominoes sound lame, then you've never played The Mexican Train!) and this dip. Super easy to throw together and really yummy too! I found this recipe in Kraft food & family.

Just brown 1/2 lb. of hamburger, drain, and add in a can of tomatoes with diced green chilies, a cup of shredded mozzarella, and a pound of cut up Velveeta. Just heat and stir until the cheese melts.

I prepared this a couple of hours before our company arrived and then tranferred it to a little crockpot to keep it warm while I read bedtime stories and tucked in the kiddos. Just before serving, I chopped 4 green onions and added them to the mix.

And that's it. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Spicy Cheeseburger Dip from Kraft food & family
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min
Makes: 4-1/2 cups or 36 servings, 2 Tbsp. each (Um, it only made about 5-6 servings for us, but we "grazed" on it for 2-3 hours)

What You Need

1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 lb. ground beef, cooked, drained
4 green onions, sliced

Make It!

MIX all ingredients except onions in microwaveable bowl.

MICROWAVE on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is melted, stirring after 3 min. Stir in onions.

Stove top directions: Brown hamburger and drain. Stir in remaining ingredients, except for the green onions. Heat about 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Stir in green onions before serving.

SERVE with RITZ Crackers and assorted cut-up fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information Calories 60 Total fat 4 g Saturated fat 2.5 g Cholesterol 15 mg Sodium 250 mg Carbohydrate 2 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 1 g Protein 4 g Vitamin A 4 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 8 %DV Iron 0 %DV

About the Meal Plan...

And now the explanation for my deviation from the customary Sunday post, my meal plan and grocery list. As usual, today I made my meal plan and grocery list for the next two weeks and then spent two lovely, kid-free hours in the grocery filling my cart. Ahhh. This time my plan consists of 12 simple, easy, inexpensive meals that I will make over the next 14 days...many of which I have posted about here before. Why inexpensive? Because a good chunk of this month's grocery budget is going to holiday baking and gifts! This is what I'll be posting about as we prepare for the holidays: scones, cookies, fudge, peppermint hot chocolate, company friendly appetizers, brunch recipes, and our traditional Christmas favorites. Stick around, I'm excited to share! In the meantime, if you're looking for meal plan inspiration, please click here for 50 of my sample weekly meal plans.

Happy Holidays, everyone!


theUngourmet said...

This does look like fun. I bet it tastes terrific. My daughter would really love it!

Palidor said...

Cheeseburger dip? That sounds incredible! What a great recipe.

Saylorsmom said...

I make this with sausage and it is awesome!

Julie said...

Yum! That's totally right up my alley. Sharing is optional I hope :)

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

dominoes whimpy... By god it is the most competitve game out there...

love this recipe... will be making this soon!

Karine said...

Your dip sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Reeni said...

That looks incredibly delicious! And a great dip to make over the holidays. I can't wait to see all the yummies you bake up!

Katy ~ said...

This dip sounds so good. I just bought some nachos; this would be perfect for them. Looking forward to all your baking. All YUMM

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