Monday, April 16

Spicy Sausage & Salsa Crockpot Dip

Good morning, friends! Hope everyone's Monday is going well so far.

I can't take any credit for this completely awesome (and easy) dip. A co-worker of John's makes it often and he was kind enough to share the recipe with me. It is so delicious! You can make it as mild or spicy as you like. We like it somewhere in the middle. 

You can make is quite spicy by using hot sausage and cayenne pepper or very mild by using original sausage and no pepper whatsoever. My version is somewhere in between so pick your flavor.

1 lb. pork sausage (I used Jimmy Dean's)
1 package Velveeta cheese
1 jar salsa (I use salsa from the ethnic section in the grocery store)
1 small can of green chiles, drained
cayenne pepper

Brown pork sausage and drain. Add sausage to crockpot. Dice up Velveeta cheese and add to the sausage in the crockpot. Pour entire jar of salsa and drained can of chiles over the top of sausage and cheese. Sprinkle entire top with desired amount of cayenne pepper.  Mix well.

Heat in crockpot on lowest setting, stirring occasionally until Velveeta cheese is completely melted. Serve with your choice of chips. Tortilla or corn chips are really best with this but I like Doritos so I used those.

You can also make this the night before and refrigerate. After following directions above, remove crockpot bowl and allow to cool down before refrigerating.  Remove from refrigerator and allow to warm on the counter a bit before heating on lowest setting of crockpot the next day. 

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