Thursday, January 28, 2010

Super Bowl Party Dips

Can't have a Superbowl Party without plenty of Dips for Chips, crackers or raw veggies. Try some of these for a great variety of "Chips & Dips"
Cheesy Burger and Bean Dip

•1/2 lb. lean ground beef
•1 small onion, finely chopped
•1 can (16 oz) refried beans - regular or fat free
•1 jar chopped chiles
•1 cup prepared chili sauce
•2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•8 oz. sour cream
•thinly sliced black olives, optional
Preparation -
Saute the ground beef and onion in a skillet. Drain off the fat and place the beef mixture in a crockpot. Stir in the refried beans, chiles, chili sauce and shredded cheese. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the sour cream and black olives (if using). Serve warm with tortilla chips or corn chips.

Sizzlin Santa Fe Dip
•1 pkg. (16 oz.) Johnsonville® Italian All Natural Hot Ground Sausage
•1 can (16 oz.) refried black beans
•1/2 cup salsa
•3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
•1 tomato, chopped
•1/4 cup sliced green onions
•Tortilla chips

Prepare sausage according to package directions and drain. Combine sausage, beans and salsa. Spread over bottom of 9" pie plate. Top with cheese. Bake at 400ºF for 12-15 minutes or until hot. Garnish with tomatoes and green onions; serve with tortilla chips.
Creamy Italian Veggie Dip

•1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream - regular or lite
•1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese - regular or lite
•2 T. milk
•1 packet Italian salad dressing mix

Preparation -
Whisk all ingredients together until well blended. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Here's a recipe for a great party appetizer... a tasty dip for pizza lovers.

•1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, regular or light
•1 tsp. Italian seasoning
•1/8 tsp. garlic powder
•2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
•1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce
•2 T. finely chopped red or green bell pepper
•1/2 cup diced pepperoni

Preparation -
Mix the cream cheese with the Italian seasoning and garlic powder... blend well. Spread the mixture in the bottom of an 8" or 9" glass pie dish or cake pan. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese, then with the pizza sauce, then with then remaining mozzarella cheese, then with the chopped bell pepper. Scatter the diced pepperoni on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with snack crackers, bread sticks or corn chips.
Layered Taco Dip

•1 can (16 oz.) refried beans, regular or fat-free
•1 pkg.(4 oz.) taco seasoning mix
•1/4 cup green chilies - finely chopped
•1/4 cup black olives - finely chopped
•1 small onion - fineley chopped
•2 tomatoes - medium size, chopped
•8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
•1 avocado - medium size, mashed (optional)

Preparation -
In a mixing bowl, combine the taco seasoning mix with the refried beans. Mix together well. Spread the bean mixture in the bottom of a 9" glass pie plate or a similar shallow dish. Layer the other ingredients, in the order listed in this recipe, on top of the bean mixture. Microwave on full power for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Serve warm with corn chips or tortilla chips.
Bacon, Cheese & Chive Ranch Dip

Serve this cheesy, delicious dip with potato chips, corn chips, snack crackers, or assorted fresh veggies.

•1 cup ranch salad dressing, regular or lite
•1/2 cup sour cream, regular or lite
•1/4 cup real bacon bits or cooked, chopped bacon
•1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
•2 T. chopped fresh chives

Preparation -
Whisk the salad dressing and sour cream together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the bacon bits, grated Parmesan cheese and chopped chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve with potato chips, corn chips, snack crackers, or assorted fresh veggies.

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