Turn the fantastic flavors of a favorite sandwich into a delicious dip. Slow cooker preparation is perfect for parties.
lb lean (at least 85%) ground beef
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
package (8 oz) shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (2 cups)
can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
medium red bell peppers, cut into bite-size strips
package (5.25 oz) mini bagel chips
In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; reserve 2 tablespoons bacon for garnish.
In same skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cream cheese, shredded cheese, tomatoes and crumbled bacon until well mixed and cheese starts to melt.
Pour mixture into 1- to 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 3 hours or until hot and bubbly.
Stir parsley into dip. Sprinkle with reserved bacon for garnish. Keep on Low heat setting to serve. Serve with bell pepper strips and bagel chips.
To cook bacon quickly, zap it in the microwave until crisp.
Choose plain or any savory flavor of bagel chips for dipping.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Tablespoons Dip, 2 Bell Pepper Strips and 1 Bagel Chip)
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.