Hot Beef Dip


I made this dip as a "just because" treat before dinner thinking we would enjoy it heated up watching tv later in the evening. It barely made it out of the microwave when Paul came in the house. He tasted it, took half the dip with him to share with a friend that was visiting, then came back and got the other half! There went my tv snack. But on the brighter side, they were so full I didn't have to make dinner. This delicious dip was easy to make with ingredients I already had on hand. After the hamburger and onion are cooked on the stove, it's put into a microwavable bowl. The other ingredients are added and heated in the microwave to melt the cream cheese together with the other ingredients. Paul and our visitor ate this with a little shot of hot sauce on the dip . I'm sure you'll find your own way to indulge. Enjoy!

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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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