Super Sausage Party DipEstimated Cost:  $7.50

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cooking Time:  10 minutes

Serves:  14

I love serving, and eating, hors d’oeuvres.  Whether it’s a party, a pot-luck at work, or a summer picnic, Super Sausage Party Dip is always a favorite. Although it’s best served hot, it’s still yummy at room temperature.  I used to make a double batch for work pot-lucks.  I would prepare the recipe as described below, and then transfer it to a slow cooker. The low heat setting is perfect for keeping the dip warm. I was always able to unplug the slow cooker after an hour as the dip had disappeared!

12 oz. Italian pork sausage
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 can (15.5 oz.) Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe Sauce
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup water
tortilla chips

1. Cook sausage and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until sausage is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain.

2. Add sloppy Joe sauce, cream cheese and water. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring occasionally.

3. Serve with tortilla chips.

Mike’s comments:

You can tweak the heat-level of the dip by choosing either mild or hot Italian sausage. If you really want to bring the burn, add 1 tablespoon of chopped jalapeno pepper in when you brown the sausage and onion.

Original recipe source: ManWich Easy Recipes