Jalapeno Cheese Dip Recipe

Turn your leftover hot dogs into an easy-to-make jalapeno cheese dip.

Jalapeno Cheese Dip Recipe
Jalapeno Cheese Dip Recipe

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • ½ pound hot dogs, each cut in 4 pieces
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped green onions (green tops included)


  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (8 ounces)
  • Dippers: tortilla chips and scoops


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=””]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place hot dogs pieces in a food processor bowl fitted with the metal blade. Use a pulsing action to mince hot dogs. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In the slow cooker, stir together minced hot dogs, tomatoes, sour cream, onions, red pepper sauce and pepper. Cover and cook on the HIGH setting.  [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook for about 1½ hours or until the sauce is steaming. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Slowly add cheese, ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly to ensure cheese melts after each addition. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Reduce heat to LOW.  Serve warm with tortilla chips or scoops. Yield 6 cups.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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