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Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip

Win on Game Day with this Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip from Family Dollar with Sandra McCollum from A Dash of Sanity!

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip - Cheesy and full of flavor, this easy recipe will score a win on game day and be a hit during the holidays.

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar. All opinions are my own.

Growing up, my mom always made a version of this Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip. It may have been the primary reason I looked forward to football season.

She made this Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip only for game day get togethers, and I have the fondest memories of all our family friends celebrating or lamenting Sunday or Monday nights, clinging to the couch arm or a chip for a win.

I remember our first football championship as adults when our kids were old enough to sit down and cheer on our team. It was so fun – we made it magical by having this Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip and molten lava cakes. The kids still remember this night too (more for the food than the football) and request these two items every year – even when our team doesn’t make it to the championship. In fact, they have come to ask for this dip every weekend during the season.

Because of old memories and new ones, I love hosting game day get togethers! I provide all the essentials, including cups, napkins, silverware, drinks, and of course this Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip. Then I ask for everyone to bring one of their favorite appetizers. Of course, my kids love chips and salsa, popcorn with M&MS and a few other requested items. And although I love having a veggie tray just to give myself a healthier option, you’ll most likely find me around the chips and dips.

Picking up my game day essentials is easy at Family Dollar. I can get most of my decor items like plastic table cloths (of course we go blue and orange for our team), as well as food items to make this dip, soda and other drinks, chips, and my kids favorite – Oreos. Everything is reasonably priced. Check out their weekly deals at Family Dollar – weekly deals – – there are several you won’t want to miss.

Making a game day plan and having a get together shouldn’t cost more than a ticket to actually go to a game. Am I right? It should be fun, stress free {lol} and inexpensive. Family Dollar makes this doable.

I love football Sundays not only because of the food, but because of the people. On these days, I get to sit for hours cheering, talking and going crazy with the people I love most, and that is to me what it’s all about.

This Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip brings back the best memories of football season and the holidays too, and I am looking forward to the time my kids carry on this tradition in their homes too.

Enjoy friends! XOXO San

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Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip - Cheesy and full of flavor, this easy recipe will score a win on game day and be a hit over the holidays.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Servings 10 -12


  • 1 1/2 lbs. cooked hamburger
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 large white onion diced
  • 10 ounce bag frozen corn
  • 1 - 4 ounce can chopped green chiles optional
  • 2 - 10 ounce cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cut into cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro optional


  1. Cook ground beef until completely cooked. If you desire, strain or damp off the excess grease on your beef.
  2. Set slow cooker on high heat and add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Top with black beans, kidney beans, green chiles and corn.
  3. Next, add in all of the seasonings: cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning. Stir everything in the slow cooker until combined.
  4. Add beef (do not mix in), Velveeta and then the milk. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high 2 hours.
  5. Remove lid and stir to combine. Add in shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro, stir to combine. Replace lid back on and cook for another hour.
  6. Remove lid, stir to combine and serve. Keep slow cooker on warm, while you are serving.
  7. If it sits for too long, you made need to add 1/4 cup milk so that it doesn't thicken too much.
  8. Great as a dip with taco chips, tortillas, crackers or even make as a topping to a burrito or taco salad!

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By Sandra McCollum

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