I have a recipe obsession. I collect them … I have cookbooks and a huge 3-ring binder full of them. Oh, and I cut them out of magazines. Now Pinterest! So many neat recipes and ideas, what is a girl to do?
I like to try different types of foods and techniques. Some recipes are great and become favorites. A few ricpes get the “this is good, I would eat it if you made it again” comment. Other recipes find their way to file 13 never to be made again.
I write on my recipes. I make all kinds of little notes. One note is the date I made it. The date helps jog my taste buds when I am searching for our next meal. I also put a 🙂 next to the recipes that the Rancher and I both like. This helps me build my case when J looks at me with the “antoher new recipe look.” Nope, I made it October 5, 2010, and you told me you liked it!
And so goes the Story with Hamburger Cheese Dip. I was looking for a easy noon meal and a hot dip with toritilla chips sounded good. I don’t remember where I found this recipe.
1 pound Ground Beef, browned
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 C Green Pepper, chopped – I used some frozen onion and pepper mix I had on hand.
3/4 C Onion, chopped
8 oz can Tomato Sauce
4 oz can Diced Green Chilies or Jalapeno
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 T Brown Sugar
3/4 pound Velvetta, cubed
1 T paprika
Red Pepper to taste – Optional
Tortilla Chips or Shells
I simply dumped and mixed all the ingredients in my crockpot and let it warm till the cheese melted and dip was hot.
This dip could easily be adjusted to fit your personal tastes and preferences for heat and vegetables or lack there of. Toss in a can of Rotel or salsa!
This would be a great potluck pleaser. I consider most of the ingredients as pantry staples, it’s easy, and tasty!