by Elizabeth Dengler, The Huckleberry Home Hostess
This was served up at a company potluck I attended forever ago and I couldn’t eat enough of it! Of course the only other southerner in the office brought it in. We became fast friends and often shared stories of foods we grew up with and quite missed when we moved to the NW, but not so much that we’d move back. It’s just too perfect here. I asked her if I could share her recipe with our Huckleberry readers and she sent it right on over for y’all. This is one of those great dishes that fits in just about anywhere. You can bring it to a potluck, serve it at your super bowl party or on any game day, have it as an appetizer or even as a side for taco Tuesday.
1 lb hamburger
1 lb sausage
1 lb Velveeta cheese cubed
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies ****
Jenny insists that it has to be Rotel!!!
1 small can diced green chiles.
Let’s discuss spice factor real quick… you can keep this on the bland side by using mild green chiles and pork sausage. OR you can crank up the spiciness of the dish a number of ways with using a Hot sausage, hot green chiles and/or adding cayenne pepper or my favorite McCormick Chipotle Chili Pepper (add spices to your liking).
In a large sauté pan brown hamburger & sausage. Don’t drain the fat (see, she’s my people). Add the canned tomatoes & the can of green chilies. Turn the heat down and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Continue to stir on occasion. Then add in the cubed cheese. You can store this in your crock pot for transport. Best with Fritos, but you can use a tortilla chip or any sturdy chip that will hold up to this yummy dip!
A HUGE Huckleberry “Thank You” to Jenny Clark for sharing this recipe. Be sure to check out the video on our website. If you have a favorite recipe you’d like featured, please send it along to Elizabeth@huckleberrypress.com