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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Football Party

I had friends over to watch the Browns today and I made my classic tortilla chip dip and newly attempted meatballs. The food was good even though the game was not!

Southwest Bean Party Dip
*Adapted from 101 More Things to do with a Slow Cooker by Stephanie Ashcraft

1/2 to 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained (I used ground turkey instead)
2 cans refried beans
2 cans diced tomatoes and chiles, with liquid
1 package taco seasoning
1 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed

Combine all ingredients in greased 4 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat 3-4 hours or on high heat 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes until cheese is melted.

Ready to go in the crock pot!

My friend wanted to hold it outside by the lake - even though you can't really see the lake at all! Anyways, here is the dip ready to be served!

*I got this recipe on the boards somewhere (I think) so if it yours please let me know so I can give you credit!

32 oz. bottle of bbq sauce
32 oz. jar of grape jelly
1 bag of frozen meatballs

Put bbq sauce and grape jelly in large pot over medium to medium-high heat and heat until mixed well. Then put meatballs in and wait for them to get hot.

The ingredients - mostly off-brands to make it a cheap appetizer!

And the result - this was my first time making these and they turned out great!

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  1. I make these same meatballs, except with equal amounts of chili sauce and grape jelly and they are always a hit! Looks delicious!

  2. i make similar meatballs - like mel - i use chili sauce instead of bbq sauce :)