Cooking with kids: Cheesy hamburger dip

Dips made with cheese are very popular for Super Bowl parties and other festivities. Here’s a super easy one you may want to try.

Safety Tip: Keep pot holders handy. Melted cheese can burn. Use pot holders every time you remove food from the microwave so it becomes a habit — regardless of how hot you think the item may be. This dish can get really hot, so please use the pot holders.


½ pound lean ground beef

1 pound processed cheese (such as Velveeta), diced

1 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained


Remember to wash your hands before cooking and to clean your work surface. Please make sure there’s an adult in the kitchen before preparing the recipe.

1. Brown ground beef and drain well.

2. In a large 3-quart glass casserole dish, combine beef, cheese and tomatoes.

3. Microwave 3 minutes on medium power, covered.

4. Stir and microwave 3 more minutes on medium power.

5. Uncover, stir and microwave until cheese is melted, about 3 more minutes, on medium power.

Serving suggestion

Baked tortillas

Baby carrots

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Yields 7 ½ cup servings.

One ½ cup serving: 260 calories, 17 g total fat, 65 mg cholesterol, 1,160 mg sodium, 8 g total carbohydrates, 17 g protein.