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Sloppy Joe Dip: A Touchdown of Flavor for Your Game Day Gathering

Hey, folks! AB here, and today I’ve got a game-changer for your party spread – Sloppy Joe Dip. Whether it’s game day, a casual hangout, or just a craving for something deliciously different, this dip is your MVP. Let’s dive into the ingredients and steps to make your gathering a flavor-packed touchdown!

Imagine the classic Sloppy Joe, but in dip form – savory, cheesy, and utterly irresistible. This dish is a slam dunk for any occasion, and it pairs perfectly with your favorite dippables. Get ready to elevate your snacking game and leave your guests cheering for more!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 15 ounces Tomato Sauce (Hunt’s)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Steak Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced (optional)
  • Toasted Baguette Slices or Tortilla Scoops (for serving)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:

  • In a medium-high heat pan, brown 2 pounds of ground beef until fully cooked.
  • Drain excess grease.

Step 2:

  • Add diced onions and optional diced green bell pepper to the beef.
  • Stir and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Season with steak seasoning. Taste and adjust if needed.

Step 3:

  • Add tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar.
  • Stir and let it simmer on low for 10-12 minutes.

Step 4:

  • Add 2 cups of shredded Colby Jack cheese and cubed cream cheese.
  • Stir until the cheeses are fully melted and incorporated.

Step 5:

  • Preheat your broiler.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese over the top.
  • Place the pan under the broiler for 5-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Step 6:

  • Take it out of the oven, let it cool for a minute, and serve with toasted baguette slices or tortilla scoops.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  1. Cheese Grading Hack: Grate your own cheese to avoid the waxy film sometimes found in pre-shredded varieties.
  2. Taste in Stages: Sample your dish at different cooking stages to ensure the perfect flavor balance.
  3. Cream Cheese Cubes: Cubing cream cheese makes it easier to melt into the dip evenly.
  4. Oven-Safe Pan: Use an oven-safe pan for easy transition from stovetop to broiler.

Variations:

  1. Spicy Kick: Add diced jalapeños for a fiery twist.
  2. Mushroom Medley: Incorporate sautéed mushrooms for an earthy flavor.
  3. Tex-Mex Fusion: Mix in taco seasoning and top with fresh cilantro and avocado.
  4. Buffalo Style: Drizzle with buffalo sauce and serve with celery sticks.
  5. Pizza Lover’s Dream: Add Italian seasoning and top with mini pepperoni slices.
  6. Bacon Bliss: Crumble crispy bacon over the melted cheese.
  7. Loaded Veggie: Pile on diced tomatoes, black olives, and green onions.
  8. Chili Con Queso Twist: Add chili powder and diced green chilies.
  9. Guacamole Garnish: Top with a dollop of guacamole for a creamy finish.
  10. Classic Sloppy Joe Topping: Garnish with chopped pickles for that authentic touch.

What to Serve With:

  1. Toasted Baguette Slices
  2. Tortilla Scoops
  3. Celery Sticks
  4. Carrot Sticks
  5. Bell Pepper Strips
  6. Pita Chips
  7. Crispy Potato Wedges
  8. Cucumber Rounds
  9. Pretzel Bites
  10. Mini Slider Buns

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Sloppy Joe Dip

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium-high heat pan, brown 2 pounds of ground beef until fully cooked. Drain excess grease.

  2. Add diced onions and optional diced green bell pepper to the beef. Stir and cook until onions are translucent. Season with steak seasoning. Taste and adjust if needed.

  3. Add tomato sauce, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Stir and let it simmer on low for 10-12 minutes.

  4. Add 2 cups of shredded Colby Jack cheese and cubed cream cheese. Stir until the cheeses are fully melted and incorporated.

  5. Preheat your broiler. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese over the top. Place the pan under the broiler for 5-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. Take it out of the oven, let it cool for a minute, and serve with toasted baguette slices or tortilla scoops.

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My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

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