Cheesy Crock Pot Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 oz low fat cream cheese   
  • 16 oz cooked 90% lean ground beef
  • 8 oz Cheddar or colby cheese   
  • 2 cans ROTEL:  1 can hot, 1 can regular   
  • 1 can black beans (drained)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Add all ingredients to crock pot
  • Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted (ready in about 2 hours)

Lumpia

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pkg 50ct. Menlo brand Lumpia wrappers (slice diagonally into triangles when defrosted – yield 100)
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 TBSP Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 TBSP Accent (optional)(or to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • 2 carrots – sliced into small strips (or use food processor to save time)
  • 2 cans water chestnuts – sliced lengthwise (or use food processor to save time)
  • 1 TBSP grated fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1 lb ground turkey (can use ground chicken or beef or any combination of the three)
  • 1/4 lb shrimp – deveined, cleaned and chopped into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic – diced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg white (to seal wrappers)
  • Vegetable oil for frying (can substitute peanut oil)
  • Sweet and sour sauce (for dipping)

FOR FILLING:

  • Slice/chop all ingredients before cooking.
  • In a wok or large pan, over medium heat, saute garlic in 2 tbsp oil.
  • Add ground turkey (or desired meats) and cook until no longer pink (if using turkey or chicken ensure that it is cooked thoroughly without overcooking!).
  • Add accent and pepper to taste.
  • Add ~ 3 tbsp soy sauce.
  • Add shrimp; cook until just pink in color being careful not to overcook.
  • Add carrots and water chestnuts to meat and shrimp – stir to mix.
  • Add chopped green onions.
  • Add remaining soy sauce (to taste) and pepper (to taste).
  • Stir mixture well – do not overcook the vegetables.
  • Drain excess liquid from mixture and let cool. Lumpia is easier to wrap when cool. Additionally the juices won’t soak through and rip the wrappers.

TO WRAP:

  • Arrange Lumpia wrapper in front of you on a flat surface with longest edge closest to your person and the point of the triangle furthest away.
  • Spoon approximately 1 tbsp of mixture onto wrapper closest to long edge.
  • Roll up once to cover filling and then fold in left and then right points to seal the ends and finish rolling towards the point.
  • Use egg white to seal the Lumpia.

TO COOK:

  • Heat vegetable oil (or peanut oil) in pan over medium heat (can use a deep fryer if available)
  • Cook lumpia until brown and crispy.