Saturday, April 12, 2008

Queso Dip

Last night for a party, I made the Pioneer Woman's queso dip. Please, visit her blog and see her lovely photos of the delicious queso. This recipe makes a lot of dip. After nearly 2 hours, over half the dip was gone with only about a dozen party guests. It's that good. And, boy howdy, is it hot. Spicy hot. Make-the-head-under-your-hair-sweaty hot.

Pioneer Woman Spicy Queso Dip

1 medium onion
1 package hot breakfast sausage
1 block Velveeta
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies, such as Rotel
1 can chopped green chilies
1 jalapeno

Heat a large skillet or medium saucepan (I used my le Cruiset pot) over medium-high heat. Spray with Pam to keep the sausage from sticking and burning. Chop one medium onion. Add onion and sausage to the pot. As sausage cooks, break it up with a wooden spoon. While the sausage and onions cook, cube the Velveeta. When sausage is browned, add Velveeta. Stir. Then add tomatoes and chilies, with their juices. Lower heat to medium and allow cheese to melt completely, stirring occasionally. Before serving, add chopped jalapeno to the dip. I take out all the seeds of the jalapeno, because I am a wimp. Even without the seeds, this is one spicy dip. I served it in a crock pot so it would stay warm, and we used scoopable tortilla chips. Delicious.

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