40 min serves 6-8

Spooky Chili Cheese Dip

No tricks here, just cheesy, beefy goodness you can scoop up with your favorite cracker, chip or veggie.

PREP: 10 min. ACTIVE: 30 min. DIFFICULTY Medium


  • 2 Pre 85% Ground Beef
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch celery, diced
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2-4 pkg shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 pkg original cream cheese
  • Optional: plastic spider rings for Halloween
  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot on medium heat.
  2. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook until soft.
  3. Add cumin and ground beef. Break up the ground beef as it browns; cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add chipotle chiles, salt, and any other ingredients you like in your chili.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the chili thickens.
  6. Dip
  7. Evenly spread cream cheese on the bottom of a casserole dish.
  8. Pour chili on top of the cream cheese.
  9. Cover with shredded cheese, then place in oven or microwave until the cheese begins to bubble and melt.
  10. Serve immediately with restaurant-style tortilla chips.
  11. Top with extra cheese and plastic spider rings for spooky decor.


Amount per 100g

Recipe developed by   Chef Sarah Russo