Well. Just guess what I made last weekend....
....just the BEST DIP EVER. Seriously. I had to put it away and then cut both of my hands off because I couldn't and wouldn't stop eating it. Oh, then Charlie tried it and then he got down on one knee and proposed. Again.
I love Closet Cooking, so I thought I'd try out a variation of his Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip.
Mine doesn't include bacon so it's healthy. HAHAHAHA just kidding. About the healthy part.
So I started by browning ground beef with some blackening seasoning. Blackening seasoning is my new go to - it has salt, spice, and extra flavor - perfect for some multi tasking.
There we go. Nice and brown.
While the beef is browning, stir up some sauce for the dip. I mixed Greek yogurt (sour cream works well too), mayo, ketchup, mustard, ketchup, and a finely chopped garlic clove.
After the beef is done browning, mix in a block of cream cheese...
...and then pour in the sauce you made...
Give it a taste. Charlie is obsessed (like OBSESSED) with mustard so I added some more.
Ta daaaaaaaa. Wait. We're not done yet.
Next, add some finely shredded cheese on top. I used Colby cheddar...but you can use anything you want.
Oooooo la la. I baked it at 375 for 18 minutes and this is what I got. Golden melty gloriousness.
A burger is not complete until I have it fully loaded - that's right - pickles, onion, lettuce and tomato.
I love the contrasting flavors and textures. Hot bubbly dip, topped with cold crispy fresh veggies. YUM.
Serve with some crusty baguette and give yourself a long, long hug. Because you are awesome for making such a baller dip. Can we just have a moment of silence for the one on the right. Just look at that overflowing of cheesy goodness. I can't. I mean I just can't even handle it right now.
Cheeseburger Dip Recipe
1.25 Lbs of Ground Beef (85% Lean)
1/2 Tsp of Blackening Seasoning
1 Block of Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup of Fat Free Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)
1/4 Cup of Hellman's Mayonnaise
2 Tbs of Ketchup
1 Tbs of Yellow Mustard
1 Tbs of Worcestershire
1 Clove of Garlic, Finely Chopped
2 Cups of Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
1/2 Cup of Sliced Pickles
1/4 Cup of Diced Onions
1/2 Cup of Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Cup of Chopped Lettuce
Preheat oven to 375. On the stove top, brown ground beef with blackening seasoning. Drain grease and add back to skillet. Add cream cheese and mix together until melted completed. Mix together the yogurt, mayo, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, and garlic. Add to beef and cream cheese. Taste - add more mustard, or anything else that you'd like. Add shredded cheese on top and then put in the oven and cook until cheese is bubbly and melted - about 15-18 minutes. Top with chopped veggies and serve immediately with crostini, crackers, or whatever else you'd like.