Hi, there! Happy Weekend!!!
If you were to ask my husband, I’m sure he’d tell you it’s the most wonderful time of the year… Not because it’s the end of summer… It’s still not quite Fall… And it’s most definitely not the holiday season–yet. (Don’t even get me started on the fact that I saw Halloween candy on the shelves in July…JULY!!!)
So, what’s so wonderful about this time of year?
College football came roaring back into our home last weekend and the NFL season officially kicked off last night. A few years ago, you probably wouldn’t hear me say that I’ve been looking forward to football season, but after a crazy-busy summer that included moving from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest, I AM actually excited about it this year. Not because I just can’t get enough football, but because it means a return to normalcy as we settle into our new home and community.
In our house, football season means waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch College Gameday, cheering on our favorite college teams and rooting for the New Orleans Saints. But most importantly–the return of football season means the return of delicious “Man Food.” (And cool, crisp weather… I can’t wait!)
This week, I bring to you Gameday Sausage Queso.
A friend of ours introduced us to this awesome dip last season and since then, my family hasn’t been able to get enough of it. It has quickly become a favorite for our crew in the man food lineup. The best part is that there are only a few ingredients and it’s super easy to make.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb freshly ground pork sausage
2 cans of diced tomatoes with chiles, undrained
2 (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese
Ground Red Pepper (Optional)
Begin by browning the sausage until it’s thoroughly cooked. (I like to cook the pork until just before it’s ‘almost’ crispy.) Drain excess fat if needed.
Once the sausage is ready, add in the tomatoes with chiles and the cream cheese. Stir occasionally until the cream cheese has melted completely and has combined with the tomatoes. Finally, add chili powder to taste. For a little extra heat, you can also add some ground red pepper.
Serve with tortilla chips.
That’s it! Super simple and so delicious. This recipe can easily be doubled and (if it lasts long enough) kept warm in a crock pot on low setting.
Gameday Sausage Queso is perfect for tailgating or any other gathering with your friends and family. And trust me–once they have a taste, your fans will be begging for this one all season long!
I’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite gameday appetizer? Please feel free to leave your comments below! You can also follow me on Pinterest or on Instagram @ m_is_for_mimosa.