Hot OOEY GOOEY TEX MEX Cheese Dip & Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 C. Mayonnaise
8 oz. cream cheese
2 seeded and ribbed Jalapenos chopped fine
1 fresh, roasted, seeded, peeled, and de-veined red bell pepper, diced
3 -4 green onions chipped
1/2 C. chopped fresh cilantro
10 oz. sharp cheddar shredded
8 oz. pepper jack cheese shredded
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
If you like you may also spoon the whole concoction into a buttered glass baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree preheated oven until bubbling hot, about 20-30 minutes and serve for a small crowd of hungry cheese lovers.
While I was at it I made Taco salad for supper and was out of Taco seasoning so I whipped up a quick batch in the jar I keep it in. Before I stirred it up I noticed how lovely the spices looked layered in the jar and thought .."what a nice gift this would make." Especially given still in layers with directions to stir well before using. So here you go I am repeating my recipe and showing the cool photo.
4 T. chili Powder
3 T. +1 t. Paprika
3 T. Cumin
1 T. +2 t. onion powder
1 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. Cayenne pepper
Use 2 T. mix to 1 pound cooked ground beef or chicken, plus 1 C. water. Simmer until the water is almost gone. Serve with your favorite fixings for Tacos or Taco salad.