Rotel Dip is annoyingly scrumptious and too simple to make. The recipe beneath has three components and solely one in all them requires effort on the cook dinner’s half. You’ll want a can opener, a pair of scissors and fingers supple sufficient to open a package deal of cheese and one in all bulk sausage.
Meeting cooking, the place one takes a number of basically ready meals and combines them to make a brand new dish, is simply the ticket after a few weeks of baking and making, together with the wrapping and delivering, adorning, and cleansing up of joyous messes. Appropriate for New Yr’s Eve gatherings — or a fast quasi-supper with maybe a salad alongside, or saving till sport day — Rotel Dip isn’t alleged to be healthful and even good trying. In reality, one on-line supply referred to as it “Ugly Dip.”
It’s alleged to style good and be scoopable with a tortilla chip.
A summertime neighbor, Muffet, confirmed me methods to put it collectively. We made a double batch and poured it right into a crock pot round which later keen eaters jostled each other. The dip is known as after Rotel greens, the canned tomato and chilis combination simple to search out on the grocery retailer.
In case you comply with the meeting instructions beneath, you’ll make about 3 cups, which is to say, not sufficient.
You may tweak this dip to make it extra healthful; for instance, utilizing floor turkey or rooster as an alternative of sausage or hamburger, seasoning it up with chili powder and garlic. Or eschewing ready cheese for grated cheddar. One model of the dish requires cubed Velveeta. And even chopping your individual tomatoes and chiles.
In reality, you may flip it into an precise supper dish by including a bunch of cooked macaroni for a jazzed-up model of mac and cheese.
Doing all that, although, means you might be really cooking once more, and isn’t the purpose this week to knock off the trouble?
Yields 3 ½ cups
1 pound of floor beef or ready bulk sausage
1 10-ounce can of Rotel Greens
½ pound or 1 8-ounce package deal of ready cheese, corresponding to Velveeta and/or cream cheese
Tortilla chips or scoops
Brown the meat in a heavy saucepan.
Add the Rotel greens and stir them in, letting them simmer a short time, about 5 minutes.
Add the cream cheese and let it soften. Stir all collectively, and permit to thicken.
Serve heat with corn chips.