Hot Goulash Appetizer Dip

Hot Goulash Appetizer Dip: layers of ground beef with tomatoes and bell peppers and cheese, lots and lots of cheese!

Goulash Dip: layers of ground beef with tomatoes and bell peppers and cheese, lots and lots of cheese!

I adore hot appetizer dips.  I have made Buffalo chicken dip, lasagna dip and jambalaya dip.  Inspired by other favorite casseroles, I will be showing you some other warm cheese dips starting by this hot goulash appetizer dip.  Both my husband and I grew up with versions of this hearty casserole.  Taking out the pasta and adding layers of cream and cheddar cheese seemed like a pretty good idea.  Goulash Dip: layers of ground beef with tomatoes and bell peppers and cheese, lots and lots of cheese!This dip was like a meal in itself.  If I had been smart, I would have served it with carrot and celery sticks and Wham! Bam! Traffic Jam!  We could have had our veggies along with our proteins and carbs.  As it was, I made everyone dip their portions out with a spoon and eat it separately so I didn’t have to worry about gluten contamination from their crackers.

What other comfort food can be turned into a dip?  Is there anything you would like to see me attempt?  I have a little list, so never fear, there will be more.

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Goulash Dip
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup prepared spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 8oz bricks cream cheese
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar
  • 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Brown beef in a large skillet.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Add bell pepper and drained tomatoes, cooking until pepper is soft.
  4. Add marinara sauce, salt and pepper and set aside.
  5. In the meantime, soften the diced onion in 1 tsp of oil in a small non-stick skillet.
  6. Add it to a large bowl and combine with cream cheese, thyme, Italian seasoning and ½ tsp salt.
  7. Create dip by layering ½ cream cheese mixture, half beef and then 1 cup of cheddar.
  8. Repeat.
  9. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Serve warm with chips, crackers or a spoon.

 

 

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