Zesty Fiesta Sausage Dip

  • 1 pkg. Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) yellow banana peppers, drained, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 pickled jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups seeded chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion tops (optional)
  • chips or crackers
  • Directions

    In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until meat is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Stir in banana peppers and jalapeno peppers; cover and cook 1-1/2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, stir in cream cheese and chopped tomato; cook uncovered until heated through (about 5 minutes). Fold in red pepper; add optional ingredients if desired. Serve warm in a chafing dish, with chips or crackers for dipping. Garnish with additional diced tomato and cilantro or green onion if desired.

    Yield: Makes about 5-1/2 cups

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