2018 Hot Link Cookoff People’s Choice: Mountain View Jalepeño Cheddar and Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

2-3 Jalapenos (For less heat, thoroughly remove the seeds & membranes)

1 – 8 oz. pkg. of Cream Cheese (softened)

¼ cup Real Mayonnaise

1 tsp. Daddy Hinkle’s Onion & Garlic Seasoning

1-2 cups Hiland Mexican Shredded Cheese Blend (shredded)

1 – 4.5 oz. can of Green Chiles

3 or 4 Mountain View Jalapeno Cheddar Sausages (finally chopped)

Chips, Crackers or Bread for dipping

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Dice two of the jalapenos and slice one (for garnish), set aside. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayo and garlic powder on low until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. Mix in ¾ of the cheese blend, green chilies and diced jalapenos. Finally, stir in the chopped sausages. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and spread into an even layer. Top with the remaining cheese blend and sliced jalapenos.

Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until hot and bubbly. The top will be slightly browned.

Serve hot with chips, crackers or pieces of crusty bread.