Ladies and gentlemen, quarantine just got a whole lot more delicious!
Here’s the deal…we’re all trapped in our houses with nowhere to go. We’re burning through Netflix titles like it’s our job, and the novelty of playing boardgames and puzzles has run out.
So. Perhaps you’re like me, and cooking dinner has become the main event.
It’s something to look forward to. Something that’ll kill an hour of time. And frankly, something that is going to taste gosh darn delicious.
Y’all, allow me to introduce you to the most delicious thing you will ever eat in your life.
And I say that, knowing full well how strong of a statement that it.
SKYLINE CHILI DIP
This is, in a word, outrageous.
Backstory: Cincinnati Skyline Chili is legendary. It’s my hometown’s claim to fame. Skyline is a secret recipe chili (hint, there’s chocolate and cinnamon in it) that’s eaten over spaghetti or a coney hot dog, and mounded with finely shredded cheddar cheese.
It is its own food group in the midwest. We are bred on this delicacy. And it has come to be a way of life.
Well…Ohioans being the bright bunch of innovators that we are, took it to the next level with…SKYLINE DIP.
A party is not a party without it.
I’m telling you — tailgates, potlucks, holidays, BBQs, poker nights — this dip is always front and center. And it doesn’t last long! You always have to make two batches, because within literally 2 minutes of setting it out, it is gone. People inhale it.
Imagine: a casserole dish – thick layer of cream cheese. Topped with skyline chili. Topped with bubbly, melty, cheddar cheese. Served with Fritos or tortilla chips.
I mean, I am salivating just thinking about it.
Well — needless to say, it’s comfort food. And it’s absolutely something I’d like to be quarantined with right about now.
(Although, sadly, it’s not Specific Carb Diet friendly).
But I’m making this today to share with you guys, and I was PLANNING to bring it over to my best friend’s house down the street, but I DROPPED IT!!!! ((You can see that tragedy play out on my video)).
Anywho, without further ado: allow me to present: SKYLINE CHILI DIP!
Here’s What You Need: (Makes one family sized dip)
Pyrex pie pan or casserole dish
Preheat oven to 350.
In a pie pan or casserole dish, spread an even layer of cream cheese along the bottom.
Then, (shake the Skyline can) and pour one can of Skyline chili evenly over the layer of cream cheese.
Then, cover the skyline layer with shredded cheddar cheese. Do not skimp. GO WILD.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and melted.
Let cool for a few minutes before serving with Fritos or tortilla chips.
OK – this dish is downright sinful. Something magical happens in the oven, I’m telling you.
You’ve got the tangy cream cheese, paired with the spicy and completely unique flavor that is Skyline Chili, and then the sharp, rich note of the cheddar cheese, all mounded on top of a salty-sweet corn chip….LIFE DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS.
Look, it’s not a glamorous looking dish. It’s unassuming. Frankly, if I didn’t know what it was, and I saw this dish at a party, I’d probably take a pass. BUT — don’t let its humble appearance fool you, it is ADDICTING and will knock your socks off.
I’m serious. Making this dish for someone during quarantine times is a gosh darn humanitarian relief effort. It’s a game changer. A turn-your-day-around, hug-on-a-plate, show stopper.
And so I wanted to make it and share it with you tonight 🙂
No, it’s not the healthiest. It’s not setting any records for antioxidnt-packed superfoods, but it is good for the soul.
And that I can attest to.
Happy cooking, stay well, stay safe! And make this dish for the people you care about!
And watch my cooking video while you’re at it!
Big hugs xox
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