Velveeta Cheese Dip with Ground Beef
This Amish recipe for cheesy hamburger dip is very easy and quick to make. And it's a great dip to serve at holiday parties or any occasion.
Made with hamburger and melted Velveeta cheese, this dip is sure to be a hit with everyone (unless, of course, you hate Velveeta cheese).
Hamburger Cheese Dip Recipe
There are so many different delicious dip recipes that are great to serve with tortilla chips. And I'm one of those people that could make a meal out of chips and dip on any day of the year.
I mean who doesn't love chips? And when you dip them into a cheesy mess, you've got all the fun textures and flavors blending together to create perfect happiness in your mouth. 🙂
Velveeta Hamburger Dip
Quite honestly, I am not a huge fan of Velveeta cheese. I mean, what is the stuff even made of? Is it even real cheese or some kind of processed stuff? I'm not sure since people give different answers to that question.
But my Amish mom used to use it all the time. I, however, usually prefer the real deal, like cheddar cheese, etc.
But the fact is, Velveeta cheese still seems to melt the best for a lovely smooth texture. So I use it to make cheesy chip dip because it melts beautifully, and it tastes great when mixed with hamburger and tomato soup or salsa.
Hamburger Chip Dip Variations
This recipe for chip dip with ground beef can be altered according to what you like or what you have in your pantry.
I enjoy this Amish cheesy chip dip recipe with cream of mushroom soup and tomato soup. But, if you prefer, you can easily substitute the tomato soup for a can of Rotel or salsa.
And you can even omit the mushroom soup if desired. However, it does help to keep the dip from setting up too quickly.
Melted cheese tends to thicken as it cools. So if you don't add the mushroom soup, you'll want to make sure that the dip stays warm enough to keep it from thickening. And you could always add a bit of salsa as well.
Do the Amish Eat Processed Foods?
You will notice that this recipe uses cream of mushroom soup, and perhaps you are one of those people that thought all Amish food is made from scratch.
The truth is that Amish women mostly cook from scratch. But they also use some processed foods.
Many Amish women have large families to care for, and they are busy. So they don't always have time to cook everything from scratch. Therefore they take shortcuts like the rest of us and use store-bought cream soups, etc.
Processed foods are not healthy, and if you don't buy cream soups, you are more than welcome to omit the mushroom soup or make your own.
Cream of mushroom soup is not hard to make, but it takes a bit more time than opening a can.
Do the Amish Have Holiday Parties?
Yes, the Amish celebrate Christmas and have holiday parties just like anyone else does.
Many of them value family time together probably more than most people in our modern world. And they love good food as much as the next person.
They may serve more full-course meals instead of party appetizers at their gatherings. But they enjoy afternoon snacks and family games, etc. over the holidays as well.
And their party foods probably look a lot like anyone else's. Although most of it is usually homemade instead of buying it ready-made.
And this Velveeta hamburger dip is easy and quick to make, so it won't take much time out of your day to prepare.
I hope you enjoy this cheesy hamburger dip. Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!
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Cheesy Hamburger Dip Recipe
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 can condensed tomato soup (10.75 oz.)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 lb. Velveeta cheese
- In a large saucepan, brown, crumble, and drain the ground beef.1 lb. ground beef
- Add the seasonings and soups. Mix well.1 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 can condensed tomato soup (10.75 oz.), 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- Cube or slice the Velveeta cheese and add it to the hamburger mixture. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until the cheese is melted and creamy.1 lb. Velveeta cheese
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.
- Refrigerate and reheat any leftovers.