Friday, July 5, 2013

Cheesy Crockpot Dip

Did everyone have a good 4th? We had a pretty low key day. Josh turned the big 3-0! He didn't want to do much so we celebrated at home with our kids. I made him a cake, we grilled out for supper, took the girls goofy golfing and later let them do sparklers in the backyard. 

I've been craving a good, cheesy dip lately. Something different than what I normally would make. I meant to create something while the girls were gone for a weekend, Josh and I could snack on it for supper one night because that's okay when the kiddos are not around right?

Well that never happened but last Friday night I experimented and came up with this thick, meaty, cheesy dip. It's good, really good in fact. It's perfect to bring along to potlucks, parties, anything really. You can dump everything in the crockpot and let the ingredients all come together. Simple and easy, just how I like it.

I used Rotel with lime and cilantro, I loved the little bit of lime I got throughout the dip. You can stick with regular Rotel if you're not a fan of lime. I just thought it gave the dip a little something extra.

Cheesy Crockpot Dip

1/2 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 lb. mild pork sausage, cooked and drained
8 oz. cream cheese
1-1/2 c cheddar cheese
10 oz. can Rotel with lime and cilantro
1 c salsa
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin

Dump all ingredients into slow cooker, including cream cheese. Stir to combine a bit, cover and let cook on low for 2 hours or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips.

*You can also cook this in a saucepan on the stove and then transfer to the slow cooker to keep warm.

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