Jack O’Lantern Cheesy Beef Dip


6 - 8

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

20 - 25 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1/2 bunch scallions, chopped

  • 1 small can green chilis, diced

  • 1 small can jalapeños, minced

  • 1 log soft cheddar cheese (like Velveeta or Kraft)

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 small pumpkin, hallowed out

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1) Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Heat vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, chili powder and cumin. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes, or until beef begins to brown.

3) Add in scallions, green chilis and jalapeños. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, or until beef is mostly cooked through.

4) Add cheddar cheese log and cream cheese. Stir to combine and cook until cheese has melted completely and beef is fully cooked.

5) Sprinkle the bottom of your hollowed out pumpkin with half of your shredded cheddar cheese. Carefully spoon the beef and cheese dip into the pumpkin. Sprinkle the top with the remainder of the shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the top layer of cheese is melted and bubbly.

6) Remove from oven and serve while hot. You can even carefully draw a face on the pumpkin before serving to complete the Jack O’Lantern feel!

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