Chili Cheese Dip Without a Recipe

I have always liked cheese dip for corn chips. However, once I learned that processed cheese was not exactly a health food, I needed to find an alternative recipe. I tried makingchili con queso (which was delicious), but the texture was not correct. Then some friends gave me the idea of a cheese dip made with cream cheese. Brilliant!

I do not have a recipe for this dip. However, I do have the formula. Just follow these simple instructions. But don’t get too attached to them. Experiment with your own seasonings and the ratio of beef to cream cheese. Make this dip your own.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Ground Beef (I usually use about 1 lb)
  • Olive or coconut oil
  • Finely Chopped Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato Paste
  • Water
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Mexican Seasoning (or spices of choice)
  • Cream Cheese (I usually use about 3 8-oz. packages per lb. of beef), cubed

Here’s What To Do:

1) Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions until soft. Add the garlic, seasonings, and beef and cook until the beef is no longer pink.

2) Add about 1/4 cup of tomato paste and water and stir until well mixed. Add water until a thick sauce is formed.  Adjust the heat to medium-low and add the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and the dip is hot. Serve immediately.


7 Responses to “Chili Cheese Dip Without a Recipe”

  1. This looks fabulous!!! I make something similar and like you I don’t really have a recipe, I just throw it all together and taste test as I go! Im glad you found one you like!

  2. Donalyn says:

    That looks quite spectacular – and I bet it tastes even better. Throw a few raw scalion slices on top and you have meal with all the essential food groups: Fritos, cheese, meat and vegetables. :)

  3. Kevin says:

    Chili cheese dip sounds really tasty!

  4. alana says:

    Oh, yum. Cream cheese is sort of magical that way, I think. I’ve been loving your blog- got a little something for your here:
    http://eatingfromthegroundup.blogspot.com/2009/09/brioche-hamburger-buns-and-passing-love.html
    Thanks again!

  5. Carrie says:

    I’m always looking for homemade alternatives for stuff like this, too. This looks like a great recipe!

  6. Erika says:

    That’s a great, simple idea I had never thought of. I am trying to stay away from super processed ingredients, and this will help.

  7. karen says:

    looks like yuckie gross gross it taste awful

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