This little creation comes to you from my Aunt Tina.
For the longest time I couldn’t make this anywhere but the beach because that’s where we always had it. But now that my fiance has had it too it’s in the normal rotation in our itty bitty city kitchen.
This is a fantastic dip for watching a football game. Or a hockey game. Fall’s in the air so it has me thinking of lazy Sundays cooking and eating while watching the game.
But this is also a fantastic summer side dish. All wet and sandy from the beach and starving after a day of swimming and playing bag-o but dinner still so far away.
This takes two ingredients and two minutes And will satisfy hunger pangs until dinner is on the table.
You will need pepper jack cheese and a can of hormel chili with no beans.
Cut up half the block of cheese into cubes. You’ll only need half for each dip, so if you have a lot of people, buy two cans of chili and one block of cheese for two bowls of it.
Place the cubes of cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Pour out the chili into another, larger, microwave safe bowl.
Microwave the chili for about a minute. I suggest covering the bowl with a paper towel so you don’t have a mess.
Take the chili out and microwave the cheese for about 30 seconds to a minute, until the cheese is melted. I’d start on the low end of the time because you don’t want to burn the cheese and all microwaves are different.
Pour the molten cheese into the chili and stir. You can zap it in the microwave again if you feel it isn’t hot enough .
There you have it. Two ingredients. And a fantastic dip. Dig in with some tortilla chips.
Or, if you’re feeling especially indulgent, top hot dogs with the dip for a chili cheese dog night. Perfect meal for catching a Yankees game.