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Chili Cheese Dip Hot Dish

<strong>Chili Cheese Dip Hot Dish</strong>

Chili Cheese Dip Hot Dish



PREP TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


2 (15-ounce) cans HORMEL® Chili, No Beans

1 (16-ounce) packages pasteurized processed cheese food, cut in 1 inch cubes

½ cup half-and-half 

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 (32-ounce) bag frozen potato nuggets


Fried Curds

1 cup whole milk

1 cup Minnesota brewed beer

1 pound cheese curds

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Oil for frying


Heat oven to 375°F.
In large bowl mix chili, cheese, half-and-half, salt and black pepper. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch pan and top with potato nuggets. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until dip is bubbly and potato nuggets are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in large bowl combine milk, beer and cheese curds. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Heat oil in skillet to 350°F over medium heat.
Working in batches, remove curds with a slotted spoon, add to flour, toss and coat curds in flour mixture. Fry 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until golden brown.  Drain on paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining curds.
Top dip with fried cheese curds.