Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Game Day Snacking Part One

Crock Pot Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchilada Dip is a delectable gluten-free dip that's cheesy and savory. Perfect for game day or parties! Recipe adapted from iowagirleats.com

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2-1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup corn canned or frozen, drained
  • 15 oz. pinto beans, drained and rinsed or black beans 
  • 2 TB. taco seasoning
  • 8 oz. Sargento Shredded Mexican 4 Cheese Blends ( I checked it's a gluten free product) or 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese with 4 oz. freshly shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • tortilla chips and avocado chunks

  • Brown ground beef with onions, seasoning with salt and pepper, then drain if necessary and add to the bottom of a 5 qt. crock pot.  Add enchilada sauce, beans, corn, taco seasoning, and shredded cheeses. Stir to combine. Cut cream cheese into hunks then nestle on top. Cook on low for 1-1/2 - 2 hours or until dip is hot and bubbly. Stir to completely incorporate the cream cheese then serve with tortilla chips or gluten-free tortilla chips .
Optional Homemade Gluten Free Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 TB. grapeseed oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 2 TB. Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Sweet Rice Flour or all-purpose flour (dish will not be GF if using AP flour)
  • 3 TB. mild chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. each salt, dried oregano, onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. each garlic powder, cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat then add flour and whisk constantly for 2 minutes. Add seasonings, chili powder through cumin, then whisk for another 30 seconds. 
  • Add tomato paste then whisk until combined, and slowly stream in chicken broth while whisking to create a smooth sauce. Cook for 1-2 more minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • Remove pan from heat and cool slightly (can be done ahead of time.)
Raspberry Chipotle Meatballs 
Cook's notes: Meatballs are a must for game day snacking. Take it up a notch with these these  juicy and delicious slow cooker little meatballs. 
  • 2 lbs. frozen meatballs
  • 1 large bottle prepared Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (this product is from Costco but any similar product works).  
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • Mix 1 bottle chipolte sauce, juice and zest. Place frozen meatballs in a slow cooker. Pour the sauce over frozen meatballs and simmer until thoroughly cooked for an appetizer. You may need to add some water to make sure meatballs are covered. 
  • Optional idea place cooked sauced meatballs on a toasted sub bun with melted pepper jack cheese for a hearty sandwich.
Be ready Feb 1 for Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
I'm starting with a surprise birthday gift for my neighbor's 80th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to your 80-year-old neighbor! She's going to appreciate your thoughtfulness as much as your gift.


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