If you guys don’t know by now, the Lakers are going to the NBA Finals and Game 1 starts this Thursday. So to start the series of games, we wanted to share a super easy recipe that will be a big hit at any game party. Daniel’s friend Martin had shared this recipe with us and we promised to feature it on our blog. Apparently it’s called the Man Dip, and I believe the reason why is because it’s got a lot of meat and spiciness. We got the opportunity to make this over the weekend at our friends’ place, and it was almost immediately devoured. It’s definitely something you’ve never tasted before, so I encourage you to try it out and see for yourself. It’s ridiculously good.
Essentially, there are only 4 ingredients in this entire dip: an 8oz package of cream cheese, spicy sausage, a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, and jalapenos (shown below).
The original recipe called for diced jalapenos, but we wanted to kick it up a notch by roasting them first to give it more flavor. If you don't have a small rack, you can just put it on the stove top like this to roast.
After it's completely blackened, wrap each jalapeno in plastic wrap to allow the heat to separate the skin. Keep it like that for a few minutes.
Use a knife and carefully scrape the black skin off. Then dice the jalapenos and set aside. (Use as many as you want, depending on the level of spiciness you want).
Cook the spicy sausage in a pan; when it's done browning, drain the excess liquid and fat.
Add the entire pack of cream cheese and can of tomatoes. The cream cheese will melt and together with the tomatoes, will create a somewhat liquidy texture.
The end result should look something like this! It's meaty and creamy, with a hint of spiciness. Don't worry, it doesn't taste like cream cheese at all. To be honest, this entire recipe is easier "done" than "said". Enjoy your game parties!!