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Monday, June 10, 2013

Eating, Drinking, and Linking: "Man Dip"

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week for Eating, Drinking, and Linking! So many great recipes shared! I'm hoping for more link-ups this week and to really get this recipe/foodie swap a-goin'! :)

I saw this recipe on Pinterest last fall before tailgating season began. I knew from the title and glancing through the ingredients, that I would have to make it.





My husband and I even decided to document our inaugural making of this dip. Yes, it was that epic. {In all seriousness though, once you see the ingredients and how not so healthy they are, and how they are all mixed together in a creamy, spicy, deliciousness, you won't blame us.}

"Man Dip" (2 qt./large crock pot size) This could easily be halved!

2 lbs. sausage.  (We use 2 lbs. of hot sausage. You can adjust heat with 1 hot and 1 original or 2
                          original)
4-6 strips of bacon, cut/slice into bits. 
1 small onion chopped, or onion flakes
1/2-1 green/red pepper, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped, seeds to taste
2 cans Rotel tomatoes, drained (again you can adjust the heat with these, we get the hot ones)
4 pkg. cream cheese (this just helps it go a ways. This dip has always gone really quick, which is why                             we make so much. Adjust to the size of crowd your feeding. 
Sour cream (not sure this really does anything, but we put a dollup in the first time, the dip tasted                        great, so we haven't stopped.)
Tortilla chips
Crock pot & crock pot liners, optional

How-To:
  •  Take cream cheese out of the fridge so it is easier to work with later.
  • Brown the sausage. I use kitchen shears and cut bacon and cook it along with the browning sausage. Drain. 
  • While the meat is cooking, I chop up the veggies. Onion flakes save the eyes, so if I have any on hand I opt that way. I chop up the peppers and get them ready. My husband is more of a meat eater than vegetarian, so he makes sure I don't put too many veggies in.
  • Once the meat is browned, and drained if needed, I add in the peppers and onions.
  • Next, I add in the drained Rotel tomatoes. I like to let this mixture simmer for awhile. 
  • This next part is up to you:
    • I like to use my crock pot with crock pot liners (truly a Godsend. Seriously!!) While I preparing everything else, I put the cream cheese in on low, (for easier stirring later) 
    • OR you can have a big pot to put the cream cheese in on the stove. Either is fine!
  • Pour the meat/veggie mixture over the cream cheese. Stir together. Add a spoonful of sour cream if desired. 
  • Devour. Best served warmed. 
Now that I write it out it seems pretty lengthy/time consuming. It's really not too bad, and it's been requested often since that tailgate/potlucks and gatherings that I've been to.

Browning the meat in my "K-State's my life.. and life is good shirt" Perfect for tailgating :)
Starting to add some of the veggies.
Adding the drained Rotel as well.
I put the cream in the pot and put it on low to soften more and make it easier to stir.  (I now like to use my crock pot instead).
Mix the cream cheese and mix/veggie mixture together.
Mix into a creamy, spicy, goodness.
This brave soul was the first to try out our creation.
I think he tasted victory!!



If you have a recipe you'd like to link up (pictures aren't necessary) please do so! If there is something from Pinterest you've been wanting to try, or a great restaurant recommendation I'd love to have you join in! The linky is open all week so feel free to link up at any point!!



10 comments:

  1. Four packages of cream cheese!!! You are more evil than I am:) Cream cheese recipes coming up next week:)

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  2. I added Buffalo Chicken Lasagna..aAnother one I made but didn't photograph! I followed the recipe exactly, though. It was delicious!

    -Maria

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  3. Thanks for the fun linky! Looking forward to all the yummy recipes!! :)

    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

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  4. Oh my goodness! My boys will love this recipe! thanks for sharing,
    Karli
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

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  5. I know my husband would love that man dip! I plan to link up something this week Christy-I feel terrible that I haven't linked up, but I don't cook! :O) But I just read that I can link up a restaurant or Pinterest recipe too, so I'll be back! :O)
    ***Maybe I should try your man dip! LOL!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  6. I am so excited about this linky! I love to eat. I am going to have to think think think about what recipe to post!!

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  7. I had this at our end of the year party and it was fab-o! Thanks for the recipe!

    Lisa

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  8. Thank you for your comment on my blog! Your post reminded me of something I thought of while I was still a college student. I want to make a folder for my para's. I am going to get started on this! Thank you for the additional information and resources. :-)

    -Tasha
    ATenderTeacherforSpecialNeeds

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