Emily Jaminet ~ Be Inspired Be Transformed

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Left Over Chili Dip

About an hour before dinner was served  my children started begging to go to the pool one last time today! The weather was warm, the house was booming with children and my husband was working late, so the answer was “yes”. We had a few extra friends over and I needed something quick to serve for dinner. I transformed my boring old chili in the crock pot into a fabulous dip!

Try this hearty dip for dinner and know people are going to love it. I bought everything at #aldi so it was affordable, yummy and fun way to serve up dinner during summer time!

Ingredients for the chili (Top Layer) : 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans beans (I used white great northern and chili beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce (left over in my frig)
  • left over veggies to salute: 1/2 onion, 1 pepper (I used red)
  •  fresh tomatoes (you can use a can of stewed)
  • add a layer of cheese
  • garnish with fresh cilantro, lettuce chopped up a freshly squeezed lime

 

The Creamy Bottom Layer:

  • 2 bricks of cream cheese
  • sour cream- whip the two together in your mixer

Instructions: 

  1. Ground up a pound of beef
  2. Add one onion, a pepper and salt and peeper and lightly brown it in a pan
  3. Add the beef and veggies to your crockpot once the beef is browned
  4. Add beans (I did chili beans, left over black beans and northern beans) about 2  or 3 cans worth
  5. 1/2 a jar of left over pasta sauce or 2 cans worth of crushed tomatoes
  6. Cook these ingredient plus half a box of chicken broth (found that in my frig) in my crockpot on low
  7. once everything starts to heat up I add, chili spice, a tablespoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste and fresh cilantro.
  8. Prepare the pan for the dip: First spray it with spray olive oil, next whip together 2 packages of cream cheese and 1/2 a  container of sour cream in the mixer. Place this layer on the bottom of a 9 X 12 inch pan
  9. After it is spread add the chili dip to the pan,cheese to go on top  follow up with the fresh cilantro and  thinly sliced lettuce. The final touch I squeeze a few limes on top! The kids loved it, and ate with chips, I cooked some pasta for my football players to add the chili dip on top of that!
  10. I served a bowl of hot pasta on the side for those who wanted traditional chili and pasta, so there was plenty of food!