Easy Cheese Dip

Introduction: Easy Cheese Dip

About: Old fart who thinks he's young!

Everyone loves cheese dip and everyone has their own favorite recipes. My recipe uses standard store bought ingredients and is cooked in a crock pot. There is some preparation required but the results are well worth the effort.

Also, this is my first Instructable so I welcome your constructive criticisms and suggestions.

Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

1 Lb. sausage, ground beef, ground turkey, venison, veggie crumbles, or whatever you fancy!
(I'm "Big on the Pig" so I prefer hot pork sausage.)
1 - 32 oz block of processed cheese - brand does not matter
2 - 8oz packages cream cheese - this softens the mix up a bit
2 - 10 oz cans of diced tomatoes & chopped peppers - "Rotel" is a popular brand
Red pepper flake seasoning (optional, but I like things spicy!)
1 - fresh Jalapeno pepper
1 bag Scoops or chips or whatever you want to dip

Crock pot slow cooker at lease 5 quart size
Crock pot liner (optional but they make cleanup very easy)
Frying pan for browning meat
Can opener (not pictured)
Spoons for stirring meat and for stirring cheese dip
Pairing knife for slicing Jalapeno(s)
Butter knife for cutting the cheese

Step 2: Get Your Meat Browning

In this Instructable I actually made 1 & 1/2 times the usual recipe - since my daughter's boyfriend is home from college for Spring break!

Get your meat browning in a large skillet. I add red pepper flakes to the already hot Jimmy Dean pork sausage.
Wash your hands!
Put the liner in the crock pot according to the instructions on the box.
Don't turn the crock pot on yet.
While the meat is browning begin chopping the processed cheese block into 1 inch cubes and add to the crock pot.
Stir the meat frequently to keep it from burning.

Step 3: Start Feeding the Crock Pot

Halfway through the yellow cheese block begin adding the cream cheese.
Cut one of the cream cheese blocks into cubes and add to the crock pot.
Add one can of tomato/pepper mix.
Now turn the crock pot on to the low setting.
Keep turning/mixing your meat to brown & cook thoroughly.
Cut up the rest of the cheese block into 1 inch cubes and add to crock pot.

Step 4: Add the Meat

When the meat is fully cooked, drain the fat or blot it with paper towels. (I prefer to chop it up into smaller pieces.)
Add it to the crock pot and stir in.
Add the remaining block of cream cheese (cubed) and second can of Rotel and stir well.

Step 5: Add the Little Green Rings and Stir

Add the meat to the mix and stir well.
Slice the Jalapeno into very thin rings and add to the mix. ( I use 2 as if it won't be spicy enough already!)
Put the lid on the crock pot and start cleaning up your mess.
Stir about every 15 minutes.
Enjoy in about 2 hours or when all the cheese has blended in.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    very nice looks good have you tried on the border chips they are really good with dips


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Throwing away spoons?! Time to invest on a metal one! =(


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Wifey doesn't like when I use a metal spoon on her Calphalon frying pan... It voids the lifetime warranty. (And I'm not going to ask which warranty, Calphalon's or her's!)


    13 years ago on Introduction

    We have a neighbor that makes a very similar dip every year at our block party ... and it's usually the first thing to go. Now I can make some whenever I want, thanks!


    13 years ago on Introduction

    I make a very similar dip. I finely chop onion and brown it with the meat and I do not have any processed cheese in mine just cream cheese. Yes it is not the best looking dip but there is seldom any leftovers. If there is any left the next morning it is great over toast.


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Ive made this many times in the past, it really doesn't look good to the unknowledgeable but once they get a taste (hopefully they like spicey dips) they want the recipe. Rotel has a habenaro version now that really kicks up sauces and dips


    13 years ago on Introduction

    It looks (not good, moderated myself there), but I'm sure it tastes good.
    What's your opinion upon using real cheese over processed cheese?
    Also - what's good to dip into this?