Thursday, September 18, 2008

Easy Chili Cheese Dip

Whenever I invite a group of friends to my home, I always like to serve something new and different. Sometimes, though, I don't have the time to create something new, so I'll turn to the tried and true old favorites. Some of the best recipes are the ones that you throw together in 5 minutes. This was the case a few weeks ago.
Every week, I get together with some of my favorite friends, and we watch Project Runway. I made this dip for them, and to say they loved it was an understatement. They went crazy over it! We were joking that it should be called "Vulture Dip" because of the way everyone was devouring it. I'm glad I made a double batch! I was surprised to find out that they had never had this recipe before, since I've been loving it for years. I thought everyone knew this one! Well, in case you don't, here it is. It's embarrassingly simple to make and it'll be the hit of your next party!

1 lb Velveeta cheese
1 can Hormel chili

Cut up Velveeta cheese into cubes. Place in large glass bowl. Pour chili over cheese. Microwave until cheese melts. Stir until well combined. Serve with chips. See? I told you it was simple!!!!

You can choose the Hormel Chili with beans or without. Either one will work fine. Aso, if you'd like to kick up the heat a little, you can use the spicy Velveeta or add chopped jalapenos. If you don't have Velveeta, you can substitute 2 pkgs of cream cheese. It'll be slightly different, but it'll still be yummy. For another delicious variation, instead of using chili, add a jar of salsa with your Velveeta or cream cheese. Delish!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I have a similar recipe that my friends all CLAMOR OVER!!! Use the Velveeta cheese, but substitute a can of Ro*Tel canned diced tomatoes with green chiles(I like the spicy version) and about a half pound of browned ground beef. Sometimes I make it beefier, depending on my mood!! Mmmmm...mmmmm...mmmmm!!!