- ¼ cup Garlic (minced)
- ½ cup red onion (diced)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 pounds ground beef (94% lean)
- 23 Oz Caso dip
- 1 jar salsa
- 4 oz diced jalapeno’s
- ¾ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cups shredded Asiago cheese
Welcome to BrazenCooking.com!
I love to cook and bake, but what I really love is to cook and bake for others. Entertaining, be it a wine and appetizer event or a multiple course dinner, really makes me happy.
For many years now I have been cooking and baking for my friends and family and they have been urging me to share my recipes or open a restaurant.
After enjoying the food I make and listening to me talk about the good and bad food I have encountered while traveling the country and the world, a friend of mine suggested I start a blog.
Since I am always telling people that life is too short to eat bad food or drink bad wine, I decided maybe she was right and I should take a swing at getting some of my friends and families favorite recipes shared.
I hope you enjoy them and feel free to adjust them to your tastes. Eating should be about what brings you pleasure, not what someone tells you that you should be eating.
So here we go.
Back in early 2000, a group of us moved from the East Coast to CA for a .com that we thought had promise. Unfortunately, it went the way of so many other .coms back then.
In true east coast fashion, we started looking for new jobs and to keep our spirits up we got together 6-7 times a week to eat, drink and laugh. As a result, this recipe was born and has always been a party favorite.
The name and the original concept are borrowed from a friends recipe that I have put my own twist on. If I am throwing or attending an event, I always get requests for this one. It is pretty easy to make and a well worth the effort for the response.
Lisa’s Trailer Trash Dip
Warm a large frying pan or 5 Qt pot for 3 to 5 minutes over a medium flame.
Add the Olive oil, garlic, onions and red bell pepper to the pan.
Saute until the onions and peppers start to get soft.
Add the ground beef (break it up well), basil, oregano and ground pepper. (I use a mixture of black, red, green and white peppercorns)
Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir so you are evenly browning the ground beef.
Once the beef is about 80% browned add the Queso dip and Salsa.
Cook on medium for 20 minutes stirring every few minutes.
Stir in the diced Jalapenos, shredded Mozzarella and shredded Asiago cheese.
Cook for 10 more minutes.
Serve warm with tortilla chips, or toast rounds.
Note: This dip can be frozen and stored. It also makes great leftovers.