Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mrs. Bear's Meaty Cheesy Dip

Instead of allowing Mr. Bear to order a crummy take-out pizza while he watches the NCAA Tournament tonight (Go VOLS!), I threw some things together I found in the fridge to make quite possibly the BEST Meaty Cheesy Dip he has ever had.

1/2 lb ground chuck
1/2 cup frozen diced white onion (thawed in microwave for 30 seconds)
3 packages mild taco bell sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

15 slices white American cheese - chopped into small pieces
8 oz shredded Mozzarella
1 cup 1% milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon jalapeno juice
1 tablespoon jalapeno slices

1. Combine all of the meaty ingredients (except the taco sauce) in a medium skillet and cook until there is no liquid left. Add the taco sauce and stir thoroughly.
2. Combine all of the cheesy ingredients in a double boiler over low heat (or a large bowl sitting on top of a saucepan with simmering water - see picture). Cook slowly over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is completely melted.
3. Add the meat and allow dip to cook over low heat for atleast ten minutes. Transfer dip to a small crock pot for your guest's easy dipping OR pour into a ceramic baking dish, pop it in the oven, and cook for 20 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Another way to eat Mrs. Bear's Meaty Cheesy Dip:
Spoon some into the center of a tortilla, top with lettuce, tomato, and salsa, roll up and eat it like a TACO

Mr. Bear said it is better than any Queso from a Mexican restaurant he has ever had - and the taco I assembled rivals all other tacos he has ever had before. I swear if you make this dip/taco for your sweetie he will think you are the world's greatest chef!


  1. mmmmm that looks delicious!! he is one lucky man!! now i just have to surf on down to the recipe below...looks like more my type (go veg!!)

  2. So you only used white cheese for this queso?

    And when you say sliced cheese, are you referring to the sandwich sliced kind?

  3. I'm thinking I may need this tonight after the work week I've had!