Monday, March 2, 2015

Hot Mexican Spinach Dip

Updated 3/2/15 from an earlier post 11/18/11

Okay, so this is one of the most delicious dips ever! I came across this recipe years ago on I can't take the credit but it's always been a hit at parties.  One thing I do differently is use pepper jack cheese instead of just monterey jack and also I sometimes add a little bit of jalapeno peppers. Just serve it up with some tortilla chips. I prefer my homemade tortilla chips but store bought ones are fine too.
Hot Mexican Spinach Dip
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced and softened
1 cup evaporated milk
1 (2.25 ounce) can chopped black olives, drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
chopped pickled jalapeno slices, to taste (Optional)

First what you're gonna do is place diced cream cheese in a microwave/oven safe bowl. Then using a strainer place defrosted spinach and press the water out. You can also use cheesecloth, just get as much moisture out as possible.

Basically all you do now is combine all the ingredients. Depending on how much of a "kick" you like will determine the hotness of the salsa you use. I have even added some chopped pickled jalapeno slices to give some extra added heat.

To go a little quicker, I like to microwave it for about 5 minutes or so and stir to get all the cheeses melted together. You can finish in the microwave if you like, it'll taste just as delicious, but I usually finish mine off in a 400 degree F. oven for about 15 minutes. Then just serve it with your favorite tortilla chips. It'll be a hit, I promise!

If you've tried this or made this before or have any questions or suggestions show me some comment love! :)

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