Since we homeschool and hubby works from home, we eat lunch together as a family nearly every day. How many families get to enjoy that? I try to keep lunch simple. Usually I serve leftovers from the night before. But sometimes we have no leftovers, thanks to the growing appetite of a particular teenage boy in our house!
This yummy dip serves as a fantastic lunch or snack. It's something different from our usual lunch fare, which makes it a huge hit with the family. And it's easy.
Here's what you need:
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
2 TBSP taco seasoning
1 cup salsa, your preference for spicy
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded white Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
3 oz. cream cheese
In a large skillet, combine the cooked ground beef, taco seasoning and salsa; heat through. Stir in the heavy cream, but don't allow the mixture to boil. Stir in the shredded cheese and stir until completely melted. Cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces, then stir into the mixture until melted. Resist the impulse to just throw everything into the pan at once. Adding a little bit at a time really helps all the cheese to melt and not glop up. Enjoy!