Hot Beef Dip
I made this dip as a “just because” treat before dinner thinking we would enjoy it heated up watching tv later in the evening. It barely made it out of the microwave when Paul came in the house. He tasted it, took half the dip with him to share with a friend that was visiting, then came back and got the other half! There went my tv snack. But on the brighter side, they were so full I didn’t have to make dinner.
This delicious dip was easy to make with ingredients I already had on hand. After the hamburger and onion are cooked on the stove, it’s put into a microwavable bowl. The other ingredients are added and heated in the microwave to melt the cream cheese together with the other ingredients.
Paul and our visitor ate this with a little shot of hot sauce on the dip . I’m sure you’ll find your own way to indulge. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 3/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup ketsup
- one 8 oz package cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Teaspoon oregano
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Brown the ground beef and onion in a saute pan. Remove the ground beef from the pan and drain on paper towels to remove all the grease. Place the ground beef in a microwavable bowl. Add the tomato sauce, sugar, ketsup, garlic and oregano to the bowl. Stir to combine. Microwave for 1 minute. Add the creamed cheese and Parmesan Cheese to the bowl, microwave for 2 minutes or until creamed cheese has melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine, serve hot with crackers or Doritos.