There's something about hamburger cheese dip that just reminds me of the fall and college football. I grew up enjoying this dip during bowl games for the Nebraska Huskers. Paired with salty tortilla chips, this combination is one of my absolute favorites.
I'm sure you've seen the recipes for hamburger cheese dip that include Velveeta cheese. I have nothing against Velveeta, but Evan and I try not to eat too many processed foods. Plus, we live extremely close to a Whole Foods, so when a craving for something hits, we have to make do with the healthy or organic version. :)
The dip is amazing! It's a basic cheese sauce made from butter, flour, milk and cheese. Add in some ground beef and salsa, and that's it! It's simple, and I cannot wait to make this again.
Hamburger Cheese Dip
3/4 lb. ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 3/4 cup milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup salsa
1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drain when fully cooked.
2. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until fully incorporated. Stir in the milk, whisking constantly for about 5 minutes (until the mixture has thickened slightly). Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted.
3. Stir in beef and salsa. Serve with tortilla chips.