Slow Cooker Recipes: Cook Queso Dip and Buffalo Dip the Easy Way

Slow cooker

A slow cooker, also known as a Crock-Pot, is an electrical cooker used to cook food at a low temperature. This counter-top cooking appliance mainly facilitates unattended cooking of dishes like pot roast, soups, stews, and so on. Just put all the necessary ingredients into a slow cooker and simply forget about it for a couple of hours. The slow cooker can also make beverages, desserts, and dips as well.

The slow cooker is a budget-friendly kitchen appliance that can be easily operated and maintained. It’s quite distinct from a usual pressure cooker. A basic slow cooker is typically an oval-shaped cooking pot made of glazed ceramic or porcelain with a glass lid. Food can also be carried in a slow cooker while going for a day out in the park or on the beach. The glass lid prevents the heat from releasing out of the pot, keeping the food warm for a long time.

Slow Cooker Dip Recipes

Slow Cooker Queso Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

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  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 ounces) cans chili without beans
  • 3 (8 ounces) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 (16 ounces) jar medium salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, or to taste (optional)

Directions

Put a small saucepan over medium heat and melt butter. Add the onions and garlic into the butter. Keep stirring until tender and fragrant, about five to 10 minutes.

Transfer the onion-garlic mixture to a slow cooker. Next, add chili, cream cheese, salsa, and jalapeno peppers with the onion-garlic mixture in the slow cooker.

Cook on low temperature for about four hours. Keep stirring in between.

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Enjoy with tortilla chips.

Related: Corned Beef and Cabbage Using Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup Frank’s™ RedHot™ Original Cayenne Pepper Pauce
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)

Directions

Take a slow cooker and add cream cheese and one cup of the chicken. Mix them well. Next, add half a cup of the hot sauce and a half cup of the dressing. Add the remaining one cup of chicken, half cup of hot sauce, and half cup of the dressing. Cook for a minute or two.

Top it with mozzarella cheese and blue cheese. Put the lid and simmer on low heat for about two hours. Cook until the cheese melts thoroughly.

Skip the tortilla chips, enjoy this dip with toasted sliced bread, crackers or celery sticks.


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Sources:

Santos, H., “Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip,” Allrecipes web site; http://allrecipes.com/recipe/241156/slow-cooker-chili-queso-dip/, last accessed February 7, 2017

Wise, S., “Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip,” Betty Crocker web site; http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-buffalo-chicken-dip/e5e5c937-7ec5-4832-aed0-395b76ca0af6, last accessed February 7, 2017