I bring this to every sports related event and party and have never, in however many years and times I've made this, had ANY leftovers... even when I make a double batch for just a few people. That is why it is the first recipe I am posting.
This recipe was inspired by a recipe found in cosmopolitan years ago...
What you'll need:
-1 lb. ground sirloin beef
-1 packet taco seasoning
-1 16oz jar of salsa
-2 cups mexican style shredded cheese (you can use regular shredded cheese)
-4 oz cream cheese (I have used low fat and it works just fine)
-1 bag of your favorite chips, I like Tostitos bite size with this
1) In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meat. Remove it from the heat and DRAIN THE GREASE, learn from my mistakes, don't ever forget that step.
2) Dump your salsa into your crock pot. Add the beef. Then the cheese. Then the packet of taco seasoning (sprinkle this around on top).
3) Last, cut your cream cheese into cubes and drop them on top.
4) Turn it on Medium/High, add the lid and stir every 5-10 minutes until it begins to melt. Once all of the ingredients have melted (about 45) turn it down to low or warm.
If it seems too thick, add either some milk or extra salsa.
I chose the slow cooker because usually I bring this to an office party or football game where things aren't quite up and running when I bring it in. By the time it has warmed up, it's fresh and ready to go. Many times, I brown the meat the night before, put it all in the crock pot insert and put it in the fridge until morning and then heat as usual.
Optional: You may put all of the ingredients in a skillet if you were wanting it ready NOW and melt them over the stove. You must have a very large skillet but the does mixture shirks drastically.