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Cowboy Mexican Dip

Cowboy Mexican Dip


"A quick and easy hot dip that's guaranteed to be a hit! I have never seen this recipe anywhere else. I got it when I was in college and it was years before I tried it. Now it is a staple of all my parties."
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40 m servings 117 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the tamales, chili, diced tomatoes, and processed cheese into a slow cooker. Set heat on high, and cook, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted. Reduce heat to low to keep the dip warm while serving. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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  1. 33 Ratings

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Loved this recipe. I made it for my teenage son's party. Everyone loved it. It was gone in no time! The only change I made was to add more cheese. We used Velveeta, the large block, I believe...

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My husband and I liked the flavor of this dip, but it didn't melt in the slow cooker in 40 minutes. It didn't even melt after an hour, so I would recommend and alternative method of heating it u...

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Loved this recipe. I made it for my teenage son's party. Everyone loved it. It was gone in no time! The only change I made was to add more cheese. We used Velveeta, the large block, I believe...

This was so easy and delish, I made it for a beach party mexican themed buffet and 150 people (as much that was left) got to try it and loved it!! This is so tasty, many compliments were given!

Update: Mar. 08, I made this again and didn't know what to do with the leftovers because it does make alot.... so I created "Encha-males". I warmed white corn tortillas to softened them, dipped...

This was the hit of the party! I used mexican velveeta and jarred chili instead of canned as well as several dashes of lousiana hot sauce, chili powder and a tad of cumin. Everyone fought over...

Very tasty and easy to do!! Dont forget to spray the crockpot with PAM or a cooking spray so that it doesnt stick. We used a potato masher to mash up the tamales which worked fabulously. Much le...

Great Dip! I had a hard time finding the beef tamales, used frozen ones and cooked them in the microwave. Everyone loved it!

Wow, what a surprise but I'll be making this again and again! I used a little less than 1 lb of 2% velveeta, 98% fat free turkey chili with no beans, and only 1 can of the tamales, (they have 6...

This is one of those classic dips that people love at get togethers. They'll keep coming back for more and beg for the recipe.

The recipe was a hit!!! Chopping/Mashing the tamales was very messy but well worth it. Everyone loved it.

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