Roughly 100 million people around the world will be tuning in to today’s Super Bowl broadcast. Many will gather with friends and family, many will also gather at their favorite watering hole or sports bar and many will enjoy the game with the company of their immediate family or alone in the safe and secluded sanctuary of their homes.
What most of these football enthusiasts will have in common today other than watching the Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs attempt to win back to back Super Bowls, or watch the Tom Brady led Bucs attempt to give the veteran QB his record setting 7th Super Bowl win, or perhaps tuning in for the commercials or half time show is copious snacking.
Yes, copious snacking and big time athletic events go hand to mouth. R Dub has a go to snack that is easy and quick to make and oh so delicious. I’m never quite sure what to call it, but it is Tex Mex in nature and contains ground meat, snack style bean dip, salsa and the magic of Velveeta.
My kids, Beth and a smattering of friends rave about a handful of R Dub’s culinary creations; BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Smoked Brisket, Chili, Pot Roast and my almost world famous Meat Bean & Cheese Tex Mex Dip.
Some say they do not like bean dip and leave it out, then they tell me they didn’t think this dip was all that special. IT IS SPECIAL BECAUSE OF THE BEAN DIP. Trust me, you will not notice the bean dip taste, but the texture is much better with the bean dip. Without the bean dip the texture is too stiff and will break chips. Please, try it once with the bean dip. You will like it, I promise.
R Dub’s Tex Mex Dip Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Meat (Today I used ground pork, but I have used, beef, turkey and chicken in the past)
9 oz can Snack Style Bean Dip (you can use any bean dip, but I like the texture of the snack style)
8 oz Salsa (you choose the heat, we like medium and we choose an organic version)
1/2 lb Velveeta (I know, I know, Velveeta is not really cheese, but again the texture and flavor is what we are going for, just don’t prepare this too often and you will stay healthy. The Super Bowl is only one day per year…)
1 tsp Seasoned Salt
Brown seasoned ground meat in a medium to large skillet on medium heat.
Add bean dip and stir until blended in.
Add Velveeta in cubes, reduce heat to low.
Add salsa and stir until Velveeta has melted and all ingredients are blended.
Serve with Tortilla Chips and enjoy!