Spicy Beef Dip
This is another family tradition and a tasty twist on what most people think of as cheese dip! The mixture is easy and comes together in less than 20 min.!
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic to taste
- 8 Oz Tomato Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Ketchup
- 3/4 teaspoon Oregano
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese
- 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook Beef, onion, and Garlic until meat is lightly browned. I prefer fresh garlic, but feel free to use powder to taste.
Stir in Ketchup and Tomato Sauce. Simmer for 10 min. and spoon off excess fat and either turn off stove or remove pan from heat.
Add both Cheeses and stir until the cheese is melted and well combined. Warm in a chafing dish or crockpot and serve. Makes 3 cups.
If necessary, salt and pepper to taste.
While cooking the meat feel free to salt and pepper to taste, or wait until the end to adjust if needed.
You can either use freshly grated cheese or pre-packaged cheese. For me, it normally depends on what I have on hand, or the time I have available! Really it boils down to whatever you prefer and what is the easiest option for you. I have done it both ways and they tasted perfect each time.
If you do not have Parmesan cheese on hand you can also use grated Mozzarella only if it is the pre-shredded packaged mozzarella. Fresh Mozzarella would be too watery for this dip!
Since this has a base of cream cheese, you can serve a more Keto friendly option with celery and carrots to dip!