Sunday, January 08, 2006

Velvetta Cheese Dip Ideas

The Velvetta Cheese has been much maligned in its many incarnations. However, I don't think you can deny that when melted and mixed with a little salsa (in a 2:1 ratio) it makes a pretty decent Cheese Dip. But what can you add to kick your dip up a notch? Here, are some ideas.

One idea is to skip the salsa and add your own mix of fresh diced tomatoes, green peppers, and jalopenos. There's also the old standbys of Tabasco Sauce and/or Worcestershire Sauce. But be careful with those, a little goes a long way.

Some people like to add cooked and crumbled sausage, diced ham, or hamburger. Here's a recipe that calls for:
16 oz Velvetta
1 sm. can Hormel chili (with or without beans)
1 tsp. butter
1 sm. or medium onion, diced
1 sm. can chopped green chilies
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
Can also use:
Salsa, mild or hot
Mild taco sauce
Small can stewed tomatoes

I really like the idea of chili and or onion. That sounds good.

To heat up your velvetta cheese dip in a crock pot, cube your velvetta into 1 inch squares, mix with salsa in crock pot and cook on low until melted. Add additional seasonings (cilantro, etc) in the last 1/2 hour.

Enjoy with a good football game.