Thursday, January 29, 2009

El Chico's White Dip

This is my attempt at being a copy cat. I ate the white dip at El Chico's in Muskogee, OK and loved it! I went to an El Chico's in Tulsa and found out you can only get the white dip in Muskogee, bummer. So I knew I had to come up with a copy cat recipe and here it is! Make this for your Super Bowl Party and you will not be disappointed. This is really good with veggies and tortilla chips.

8 ounces blue cheese-crumbled
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Kraft mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 T garlic powder
1 T kosher salt
Tortilla Chips

Mix blue cheese, sour cream, mayo, and butter milk until smooth, now is the time to add the garlic powder and kosher salt. Mix well and place in the fridge for a couple of hours. This makes quite a bit but it will not last if your family and friends are like mine!

Cocktail Meatballs

I bet you have 10 different recipes for meatballs but I bet none of them call for grape jelly. My mom made these for holidays and they are so good. My kiddos love them too. I use ground turkey but you can use beef if you wish. This would be a great snack for your Super Bowl party.

2 pounds ground turkey (or ground beef)
1 T garlic powder
1 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper taste
1 jar grape jelly
1 jar chili sauce(this located next to cocktail sauce in the grocery)
1 egg

Mix turkey, garlic, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and 1 egg. Mix well with hands and form into 2 inch balls. I place mine on parchment paper and bake at 325' until done, usually about 15 minutes. Now place jelly and chili sauce in a crock pot and let melt, now add your meatballs to crock pot. Heat on high until bubbling. These are really good with cheese and crackers.