Preview: This Velveeta cheese dip with sausage and hamburger makes enough to easily serve a hungry crowd! Leftovers make good Migas.
Do you have a family cookbook? I wish I did but it hasn’t happened yet. My niece recently sent me this popular recipe for my imaginary future family cookbook. They are simple to prepare and delicious. She has lots of friends so the recipes have been expertly taste-tested.
Derinda writes, “In the spirit of the Super Bowl this is our FAVORITE Velveeta cheese dip with ground beef for chips. It is definitely a meal in itself!”
Ingredients and substitutions:
- PORK SAUSAGE: Use breakfast-style ground sausage sold in tubes. Italian-style sausage is going to change the recipe significantly, so I don’t recommend it. Breakfast-style turkey sausage is another option.
- GROUND BEEF: An 85/15 blend of ground beef or hamburger is my favorite. You’ll want to drain off excess grease so the less fat you have going in, the better.
- ONION: Yellow or white onions suit this recipe. Use frozen onions if you don’t have fresh ones.
- GREEN CHILIES: Canned chilies are the easiest form to use in this recipe. Save yourself some time and buy the chopped ones.
- CONDENSED CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP: This is another timesaver. If you are cooking for somebody on a gluten-free diet, try making cream of mushroom soup from scratch.
- ROTEL TOMATOES: If you can’t find Rotel tomatoes, substitute diced canned tomatoes + green chiles. Here in Texas, you can find many copycat and store brands of Rotel that would be satisfactory.
- VELVEETA CHEESE: Did you know there is a recipe you can make at home for Velveeta cheese? I haven’t tried it myself, but it’s a possibility if you can’t find it where you live. Cheese Whiz is another option.
Would you prefer to serve your cheese dip in individual containers? Try baking 5 or 6-inch flour tortillas to make little bowls. You don’t need a fancy form or a fryer. You can do it with an upside-down muffin pan.
What to do with leftovers:
This makes a lot! If you have some leftover cheese dip, try making “Migas” by adding approximately 1/4 cup of cheese sauce and a handful of crumbled chips to an uncooked scrambled egg in a non-stick skillet. Stir gently until all the egg has been cooked. Serve with flour tortillas and salsa.
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p.s. Questions or suggestions? Please email me: Paula at saladinajar.com.
Thanks, Derinda, for an easy recipe that is sure to be the hit of any party.