Fix-It and Forget-It Revised and Updated: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes (3 page)

Chili-Cheese Taco Dip

Kim Stoltzfus

New Holland, PA

Makes 10-12 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1-1½ hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 1- to 1½-qt.

1 lb. ground beef

1 can chili, without beans

1 lb. mild Mexican Velveeta cheese, cubed

1. Brown beef, crumble into small pieces, and drain.

2. Combine beef, chili, and cheese in slow cooker.

3. Cover. Cook on Low 1-1½ hours, or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally to blend ingredients.

Serving suggestion: Serve warm with
taco
or
tortilla chips
.

Browning the meat, onions, and vegetables before putting them in the cooker improves their flavor, but this extra step can be skipped in most recipes. The flavor will still be good.

Dorothy M. Van Deest, Memphis, TN

Hamburger Cheese Dip

Julia Lapp

New Holland, PA

Makes 8-10 servings

Prep. Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 2-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 1- to 1½-qt.

1 lb. ground beef, browned and crumbled into small pieces

½ tsp. salt

½ cup chopped green peppers

¾ cup chopped onion

8-oz. can tomato sauce

4-oz. can green chilies, chopped

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed

1 Tbsp. paprika

red pepper to taste

1. Combine beef, salt, green peppers, onion, tomato sauce, green chilies, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar in slow cooker.

2. Cover. Cook on Low 2-3 hours. During the last hour, stir in cheese, paprika, and red pepper.

Serving suggestion: Serve with
tortilla chips
.

Variation:

Prepare recipe using only ⅓-½ lb. ground beef.

Chili-Cheese Dip

Ruth Hofstetter

Versailles, MO

Paula King

Harrisonburg, VA

Makes 10 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ideal slow-cooker size: 1- to 1½-qt.

1 lb. ground beef, browned, crumbled fine, and drained.

2 lbs. Velveeta cheese, cubed

10-oz. can tomatoes with chilies

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp. chili powder

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Mix well.

2. Cover. Cook on High 1 hour, stirring occasionally until cheese is fully melted.

3. Serve immediately, or turn to Low for serving up to 6 hours later.

Serving suggestion: Serve with
tortilla
or
corn chips
.

Variation:

For a thicker dip, make a smooth paste of 2 Tbsp. flour mixed with 3 Tbsp. cold water. Stir into hot dip after Step 2.

Michelle’s Taco Dip

Michelle Strite

Harrisonburg, VA

Makes 6-8 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 2-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 2- to 3-qt.

1½ lbs. ground beef, browned, crumbled fine, and drained

1 pkg. taco seasoning mix

10-oz. jar salsa

1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed

¼ cup chopped onion

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.

2. Cover. Heat on Low for 2-3 hours.

Serving suggestion: Serve with
tortilla chips
.

Variation:

The recipe can be made with half the amount of meat called for, if you prefer.

Karen’s Nacho Dip

Karen Stoltzfus

Alto, MI

Makes 10-12 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-qt.

1 lb. ground beef

2 lbs. American cheese, cubed

16-oz. jar salsa (mild, medium,
or
hot, whichever you prefer)

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1. Brown beef, crumble into small pieces, and drain.

2. Combine beef, cheese, salsa, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker.

3. Cover. Cook on High 1 hour, stirring occasionally until cheese is fully melted.

4. Serve immediately, or turn to Low for serving up to 6 hours later.

Mexican Chip Dip Olé

Joy Sutter

Iowa City, IA

Makes 10-12 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 2-4 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.

2 lbs. ground turkey

1 large onion, chopped

15-oz. can tomato sauce

4-oz. can green chilies, chopped

3-oz. can jalapeno peppers, chopped

2 lbs. Velveeta cheese, cubed

1. Brown turkey and onion. Drain.

2. Add tomato sauce, chilies, jalapeno peppers, and cheese. Pour into slow cooker.

3. Cover. Cook on Low 4 hours, or on High 2 hours.

Serving suggestion: Serve warm with
tortilla chips
.

Pizza Fondue

Lisa Warren

Parkesburg, PA

Makes 8-12 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 2-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-qt.

1 lb. ground beef

2 cans pizza sauce with cheese

8 oz. grated cheddar cheese

8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese

1 tsp. dried oregano

½ tsp. fennel seed,
optional

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1. Brown beef, crumble fine, and drain.

2. Combine all ingredients except in slow cooker.

3. Cover. Heat on Low 2-3 hours.

Serving suggestion: Serve with
tortilla chips
.

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