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Enjoy game-winning dips

Published: Wed, September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Although you may share a passion for a favorite sports team, not everyone has the same taste when it comes to the tailgating menu. Enter these six dips: from a yogurt turmeric dip to spicy buffalo chicken dip, you’re sure to please nearly every game-day guest.

Texas Trash Dip

There won’t be any trash talk when it comes to this dip. It’s the ultimate ooey, gooey, cheesy dish that’s sure to be all the rage at game-day parties and social gatherings.

Prep time 10 m

Cook time 25m

Calories 60

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese

1 cup sour cream

2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans

1 can (41/2 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained

1package McCormick Æ Taco Seasoning Mix

4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Preheat oven to 350 ∞F. Microwave cream cheese and sour cream in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until cheese is softened. Remove from microwave. Mix with wire whisk until smooth. Add refried beans, green chiles, Seasoning Mix and 2 cups of the cheese; mix well.

Spread bean mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese.

Bake 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Games and wings go hand-in-hand, but you can keep hands mess-free with this alternative that combines all the flavors of savory Buffalo chicken wings in a warm, creamy dip.

Prep time 10m

Cook time 20m

Calories 78

1 package (8ounces) cream cheese,softened

1cup sour cream

1 package McCormick Æ Original Buffalo Wings Seasoning Mix

11/2 cups cooked chopped chicken

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Assorted dippers, such as celery or carrot sticks, crackers, pita wedges or chips

Preheat oven to 350 ∞F. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and Seasoning Mix in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in chicken. Spoon into lightly greased pie plate.

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Serve with assorted dippers.


Think outside the box this season with a dip that is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Bacon, Georgia peaches, sweet onions and a brown sugar bourbon marinade are complemented by pecans for a nutty, crunchy finish.

Prep time 10m

Cook time 25m

Calories 95

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup thinly sliced Vidalia onion

2 slices bacon, chopped

1 package McCormick Æ Grill Mates Æ Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade

1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups coarsely chopped fresh peaches , (about 3 to 4 peaches)

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

Melt butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Stir Marinade Mix, cola and brown sugar into skillet. Bring just to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in peaches and pecans; simmer until heated through.

Spread cream cheese evenly in bottom of 9-inch pie plate. Top with warm peach mixture. Serve with assorted crackers or sliced French bread.

Nutrition information (per Serving)


7gTotal Fat

4gSaturated Fat






Creamy Turmeric and Cinnamon Dip

Low-fat yogurt and milk blend with golden turmeric and cinnamon for a tangy dip just waiting for crispy dippers like pita chips and veggies.

Prep time 5m

Calories 29

1 cup plain lowfat yogurt

1 tablespoon lowfat milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

11/2teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Æ Ground Turmeric

1/2 teaspoon sea salt from McCormick Æ Sea Salt Grinder

1/4 teaspoon McCormick Æ Cinnamon, Ground

Mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Cover.

Refrigerate your turmeric dip until ready to serve.

Nutrition information (per Serving)


1gTotal Fat

0gSaturated Fat






Roasted Carrot Yogurt Dip

Move over cheesy, chili dips; the tangy sweetness of orange juice, carrots and honey make for a simple dip you can feel good about devouring.

Prep time 10m

Cook time 30m

Calories 41

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Æ Cinnamon, Ground, divided

1/2 pound baby carrots

3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons orange juice

1/4 teaspoon McCormick Æ Ginger, Ground

Preheat oven to 400 ∞F. Mix oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon in medium bowl. Add carrots; toss to coat well. Spread evenly in 13x9-inch baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray.

Bake 30 minutes or until carrots are tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand until cooled to room temperature.

Place carrots in food processor or blender container; cover. Pulse until carrots are almost smooth. Add yogurt, honey, orange juice, ginger and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pulse until carrots are smooth. Spoon dip into serving bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition information (per Serving)

1gTotal Fat

0gSaturated Fat






Spicy Black Bean Dip

Simply mix together a can of black beans, chopped tomatoes and spices like chili powder and cumin for an easy dip to throw together for last-minute guests.

Prep time 10m

Cook time 10m

Calories 35

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, undrained

1 teaspoon McCormick Æ Chili Powder

1 teaspoon McCormick Æ Cumin, Ground

1/4 teaspoon McCormick Æ Garlic Salt

1/4 teaspoon McCormick Æ Oregano Leaves

1/8 teaspoon McCormick Æ Red Pepper, Ground

1 cup chopped tomatoes

Drain beans, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Rinse and drain beans. Mix beans, reserved liquid, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, oregano and red pepper in blender or food processor; cover. Process until beans are coarsely chopped. Transfer mixture to small saucepan.

Cook on medium-low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with baked or low fat tortilla chips or cut-up fresh vegetables.

Nutrition information (per Serving)


0gTotal Fat






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