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Espinaca Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | July 18th, 2007 | Appetizers, Recipes
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Being a semi-single girl (being that the boyfriend is otherwise busy), it seemed like a good night to invite my best friend over for food, chatting, and movies.   I wanted to make a munchy that would stay warm through an evening of conversation, be easy to prepare whenever we decided we were ready to eat, and be a finger food that would allow us to nibble at it.

Seeing that my friend and I often like to order espinaca or con queso appetizers when we go out for the evening, I decided to try my hand at a homemade espinaca.  I knew I could prepare it quickly and place it in a fondue pot or mini-crockpot to keep it warm throughout the evening.  I also planned on serving a pineapple salsa with the chips, as my friend often has a craving for salty and sweet.  Two different dips, chips, and some beverages and we would be set for our girls’ night.  Let the fun begin!

Espinaca Dip


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Ingredients
  1. 1-1/2 lb. block American cheese (from the deli), cubed
  2. 1/2 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  3. 1/2 white onion, diced
  4. 4 oz. can diced chiles, drained*
  5. 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  6. milk
Instructions
  1. Place cubed cheese in a medium-sized pot and add 1 tablespoon milk.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. While stirring add spinach, chiles, onion, and tomato.
  4. Add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed for desired consistency.
  5. Place in fondue pot or mini-crockpot to keep warm.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips.
Notes
  1. *Additional chiles or jalapenos can be added for more spice.
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