Sunday, December 26, 2010

Simple Sausage Dip

My mother always made this wonderful hot sausage dip at the holidays.  I think it's the perfect New Years Treat, though you really could eat it anytime.  I've seen many different variations to it online, some calling for Rotel, some calling for plain's our version:

Hot Sausage Dip
1 pound of HOT sausage (as in spicy).
1 onion
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 small can of green chilies (we use jalapenos when we are serving a crowd that loves things spicy)
1 8 oz container of sour cream
Chips or crackers to serve it with.  We prefer corn chips.

Dice the onion and saute it in a frying pan.  Brown the sausage in the pan with the onion, crumble well.  Cut the cream cheese into small cubes for easier melting.  When the sausage is finished cooking, melt the cream cheese into it.  Pour in tomatoes and peppers.  Turn off heat.  Right before serving stir in sour cream.  Use as a dip for chips or crackers.  We often keep this in our crockpot at parties so it stays hot.   Enjoy!

Even More Simple (and one of my husband's favorites):

Hot Jezebel Dip
In a small bowl mix together peach, apricot or pineapple preserves with horseradish to taste (we prefer a mix of apricot and pineapple).  Place a brick of cream cheese on a serving platter.  Pour preserve/horseradish mix over the top.  Serve with crackers.  Yum!

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