**originally posted on www.WGLR.com on 1-26-15**
Super Sunday is this weekend! I wish my Packers were still playing, but oh well. Still had a great season! And it's still a good reason for a PARTY! If you are hosting a party for the big game, or need a dish to pass at somebody else's party, I'm helping you out this week. I made this around Christmas and it is really yummy! Lo-cal? No. BUT, it's the biggest game of the year, and gobbling up extra calories is part of the fun, right? It's Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! Nom nom nom! We ate it with tortilla chips, but I think it would go great on some chunks of big crusty bread, too.
CROCK POT BACON CHEESEBURGER DIP
- 1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey
- 8 oz package of cream cheese, cubed
- 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel)
- 6 oz package of real bacon bits, divided
- 1 t dried parsley
- assorted dippers like tortilla chips, bread chunks, etc.
Brown the meat in a skillet and drain. Add to the skillet over low heat: cheeses, the diced tomatoes with it's juices, and all of the bacon bits except for 2 tablespoons (save that for garnish on top when ready to serve). Cook until all cheeses are melted and the mixture is well blended. Transfer to crock pot (a 2 quart one is best unless you are doubling the recipe) and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley and top with bacon bits just before serving.