Game Day Cheeseburger Dip

UPDATE, February 5, 2017: It's the BIG GAME DAY which means watch parties, hanging out with friends and turning your kitchen into a gourmet tailgate! My go-do recipe, French's Jalapeño Cheeseburger Dip is the perfect party appetizer to celebrate football's biggest game.

My slightly modified version of French's Jalapeño Cheeseburger Dip

I discovered this recipe on the French's website a couple of months ago, and was super intrigued. Ketchup, mustard, relish and mayo in a dip? That you bake? For you die hard chefs out there this may seem totally normal, but for me, well - let's just say I thought it was odd. My ketchup is typically on eggs and the only time I every really consider combining ketchup and mustard is on a hotdog.

Needless to say, this one particular weekend I was scouring the web for "Game Day" snacks and came across this recipe and thought I'd give it a try. I modified it ever so slightly from the original. It definitely lends itself to many ways to tweak it and make it your own.

Total Time 30 mins | Prep Time 15 mins | Cook Time 15 mins | Yields about 4 cups

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked groud beef (I've also made it with shredded pork, and it's fantastic!)
  • 1 pkg (8oz) whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (Optional: Use an additional 1/4 cup shredded cheese to top with)
  • 1/2 cup French's Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (Ok, I do NOT like mayo. I subbed with 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt. Healthier and delicious!
  • 1/4 cup French's Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. relish (French's recipe calls for dill relish but I didn't have any and subbed with sweet pickle relish. Still tasted great!
  • 2 Tbsp. French's Classic Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup French's Crispy Jalapeños

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine all ingredients, except 1/4 cup Crispy Jalapeños, in a deep pie dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot . Top with remaining 1/4 cup Crispy Jalapeños and additional 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Garnish with bacon crumbles and green onions, if desired. (I skipped the garnish, simply because I didn't have those ingredients on hand.)
    Serve with pita chips.

    This dip is a huge hit for Sunday Funday Gameday at our house! We like it so much, I ended up making it as an appetizer for my family's Christmas dinner!

    I'd love to know any other creative ways to modify or enhance this party appetizer. I think mixing in bacon crumbles would be fantastic! If jalapeños aren't your thing, the FRENCH'S Crispy Fried Onions would also work great as a substitue. Let me know what you think!

    Also, check out a few of my other favorite Game Day Snacks on my Pinterest Board.