Friday, October 29, 2010

Hamburger Dip

Someday when you are not in the mood to cook or are pressed for time, make this dip and serve it with baked potatoes with a bit of lettuce on the side with salsa and sour cream or with some cut up veggies of your choice.

Today I'm not really in the mood to cook anything difficult...or clean for that matter...or do the leaves...or clean our part of school tonight. Sigh, all I really want to do is go outside and walk till I'm tired then come inside and sip something hot and maybe take a nap or read. Do I sound lazy to you at all? :)

 But you all know that with a family coming home from school and work with growling bellies, not having supper prepared is not an option. And with company coming Sunday evening, not cleaning isn't an option either. So I thought I would make this easy, and very yummy, dip for supper. I think I will serve it with tortilla chips and cut up veggies for a simple, quick meal. Maybe throw in some hot chocolate or tea since it's a little chillier outside today. It really takes very little time to prepare.

                                                             1 pound ground beef
                                                             1 small onion, chopped or
                                                             1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
                                                             1 can (10 ¾ oz.) cream of mushroom soup
                                                             1 can (10 ¾ oz.) tomato soup
                                                             ½ teaspoon chili powder
                                                             ½ package taco seasoning
                                                             1 cup sour cream
                                                             1 pint salsa
                                                             1 pound Velveeta cheese

Brown ground beef and onions in a saucepan. When no longer pink transfer to a colander to drain off fat.

 I like to rinse it with HOT water then drain thoroughly. Transfer back into the saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients-

-and heat slowly until cheese is melted. If the cheese is cold and you wish it to melt faster,grate it into the ground beef mixture. Today I put everything into the crockpot and just cut the cheese into chunks. Stir it occasionally until cheese is all melted. Since I think the lid of the crockpot creates too much condensation and I don't like for all that water to run into the dip I covered it with foil-

-and left one side open a little so the steam can escape and the dip won't be runny and the flavor not diluted.

 Enjoy your easy supper!

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1 comment:

  1. Dropping in from This Weeks Craving. What a yummy looking dip. I'll have to try it soon, probably the next time I make nachos. This dip would go great with it.