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Spicy Cheeseburger Dip

National Chip & Dip Day is a REAL THING, celebrated on March 23 of every year. In my house we actually observe this “holiday” about once a month buuut, on March 23 the whole world is (or should be!) celebrating with us! Who’s with me??

Did you know that some of the very first recorded dip recipes date back to the 13th century!? These were hummus-based and genius. Had someone not thought to smoosh up chickpeas, where would we be today?? The french onion flavor was discovered and made popular around the 17th century but I’m still trying to figure out when the deliciousness of bacon horseradish dip emerged. Wooahhhh buddy, I’d like to give a huge high-five to the creator of that one!! 🙂

If you are in the mood for a good laugh or maybe table conversation as you are enjoying your favorite chips and dip, check out the Dip Etiquette written by ILoveDip.com. If you are unsure how to handle double dippers, dipping at the same time as someone else, broken chips in the dip bowl, and need clarification on dip hierarchy, you have to check that site out. It’s humorous information that everyone needs to store in the back of their mind for social gatherings that include DIP! This is perhaps my favorite rule written by ILoveDip.com:

“The DOUBLE DIP: With immediate family, it is not a problem. Extended family and in-laws may start crossing the line. Best friends are usually okay but if one friend feels that it is wrong or is uncomfortable about it, no more double dipping! Co-Workers: NO!!! At a social gathering:  NO!!! NO!!! Girl’s weekend: Yes and no. (See the best friend advice.) Guy’s canoe trip: Never!!! Super bowl Party: Avoid the temptation and just put a man-size portion on your plate. Dip freely at that point!!!”

Are they right or are they right!? 🙂

Now if you are searching for the perfect dip to indulge in for National Chip & Dip Day, I’ve got something to share with you. Introducing my family’s all-time favorite Spicy Cheeseburger Dip! Also known as Cheesy Sausage Dip or most commonly called That Yummy Stuff.

This is a super simple recipe that can be thrown together in a crock pot for low maintenance or to bring to a gathering, or it can be melted on the stove top for a quick nacho night. All you need is a pasteurized prepared cheese product or spread, a Jimmy Dean® sausage roll, and Ro*tel®! Annnnd your chips, of course.

Depending on the quantity desired, I typically make this dip in 2 different sized batches. For a smaller batch you will use 8 ounces of your prepared cheese product, 1 Jimmy Dean® sausage roll (I prefer mild), and 1 can of Ro*tel®. For a large batch I use 32 ounces of prepared cheese, 2 sausage rolls, and 3-4 cans of Ro*tel®. If you aren’t feeding little ones and want something spicy, try the Hot Jimmy Dean® roll with Hot Ro*tel®! From personal experience, I recommend you also have a nice, cold beer to wash it down with. 😉

To make this dip you simply brown the sausage and drain the fat. Dice your pasteurized prepared cheese product  into cubes and mix it with the sausage and add your Ro*tel®. Let it all melt together, stirring occasionally, and then serve! If using a crockpot, brown your sausage then add all other ingredients and cook over low until melted.

I’ve also added onion, bacon, and sour cream to this dip before (just prior to serving.) It’s impossible to mess it up!! And I am 99.999999% sure you won’t come across someone that doesn’t like it!

So give it a shot and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to read up on your dipping etiquette. This chips and dip thing is very serious business.

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