Progressive Tailgate – Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage Nacho Dip

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Are you ready for some football?!  How about some yummy food to go along with those touchdowns?  Then you’re in the right place!  Welcome to the Progressive Tailgate!  Make sure you check out the yummy recipes by the following blogs:

Beverage: Camille from Growing Up Gabel – Peach Sangria
Main Dish: Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks – Burgers with Bacon & Onion Jam
Appetizer/Finger Food: Ruth from What’s Cooking with Ruthie – Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Dessert: Denise from Run DMT – Tailgate Cupcakes

And here’s my recipe for a dip!  🙂  I hope you enjoy!

Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage Nacho Dip
Serves 16

1 ¼ Pounds Bulk Chorizo Sausage
? Cup Finely Chopped Onion
3 Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
1 Package (16 Ounces) Mild Mexican Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with Jalapeno Peppers, Cut Into Cubes
1 Can (14.5 Ounces) Crushed Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Undrained
¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
9 Ounces Tortilla Chips

  1. Cook sausage, onion and garlic in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain well.
  2. Place chorizo mixture, cheese and tomatoes in 2 ½- to 3 ½-quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours, stirring halfway through cooking, until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.
  4. Stir in cilantro.  Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.  Dip will hold on Low heat setting up to 1 ½ hours; stir occasionally.


  • Make a south-of-the-border meal by serving this dip over baked potatoes.  Or spoon it into tortillas, sprinkle with shredded lettuce and fold for a Mexican wrap.
  • Ground beef can be substituted in place of the chorizo sausage.  Jazz it up by adding ½ teaspoon ground cumin and ? teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) when cooking the beef, onion and garlic.

Credit: Betty Crocker

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  1. YUM! Anything with “dip” and “slow cooker” gets a thumbs up from me!!

  2. I love slow cooker dips-they are so easy but always a huge hit!


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