Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Super Bowl is coming! Make this!

The other day I guest posted over at 30 Days blog. In case you missed it, I thought I would share the goodness here too! 

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During the winter months I rarely like to leave the house on the weekends.
I also love to snuggle on the couch and watch football as much as I possibly can.
Snuggling more likely than note always leads to lazy naps and not a lot of motivation to make a creatively orchestrated lunch.

Therefore I tend to enjoy making easy yet delicious dips to enjoy throughout a cold afternoon.
Today I am going to share a really easy recipe using Velveeta cheese as the staple ingredient.

What you will need:
1/2 block of Velveeta Cheese
1 can of Ro-tel
1 lb. of turkey burger {I used leftover steak from our dinner the previous night}
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
1 bag of tortilla chips or fresh veggies for dipping
1 little helper (optional)

Step 1:
Brown meat and drain grease. In my case, I used leftover steak so I skipped this step however I cut up the steak into very fine small pieces. 

Step 2:
In a bowl chop up the Velveeta cheese into cubes. This will help the cheese melt evenly.

Step 3:
Combine all 3 ingredients (meat, cheese, and Ro-Tel) into a medium saucepan and mix together over medium heat. Continue to heat until all cheese is melted. I found that stirring the dip on a consistent basis helps melt the cheese faster and heat the dip evenly.

NOTE: You can also microwave the dip instead of heating in a saucepan on a stove. To heat in the microwave combine all ingredients in am microwave safe dish, cover, and heat in the microwave for 5 minutes on high. After 3 minutes, stir the ingredients. Continue to heat the dip. After 5 minutes mix the dip again and put the dip in the microwave for at least 1-2 minutes. Do not be surprised to see some buildup of cheese on the side of the dish however the middle still be cold. This is what I mean by heating evenly.
Caution: The dish will be hot when taking it out of the microwave so be sure to use hot pads!

Step 4:
Sprinkle the top of the dip with shredded cheese and serve.

Step 5: Wait for compliments.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is really easy while providing a lovely snack that many are sure to love! What is your favorite winter afternoon appetizer?




11 thoughts:

Collette Osuna said...

Looks good..I hate leaving when its freezing outside too, lol:)

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Cassie said...

Mmmm, I'm definitely going to try that one. I loved your buffalo chicken dip :D

Kara said...

Yummo!!!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Haha, Polo lurking in the backgroudn with one ear up... I love it! :] Sounds yummy, I'll have to try it!! Hope you're having a wonderful day, love!

danielle @ take heart said...

oooh, i am so making this! :)

la petite coquine said...

I think the best part is Polo, clearly hoping to get a nibble-how adorable! This sounds like PERFECT Superbowl food!

Laura said...

Awesome! I don't like football, but I'd love to make this!

Watkins35 said...

Polo is soooo cute! xoxo

Monique said...

Luv the photo of Polo! Classic!

Monique

brittni said...

That looks delicious!

k. davis said...

ohhhhhh that looks delicious! :)

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