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Chili Cheesecake

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A delicious twist on the standard 7-Layer Dip and Cheese Ball, yet it’s a showpiece that is just as easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Crushed Tortilla Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 16 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ¼ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 can Diced Green Chilies, Drained (4 Oz. Can)
  • 1 whole Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded And Diced
  • 4 ounces, weight Shredded Colby-jack Cheese
  • 4 ounces, weight Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • ⅓ cups Sour Cream
  • TO GARNISH:
  • 1 whole Tomato, Chopped
  • Green Onions, Chopped
  • Black Olives, Diced
  • Cilantro, Chopped

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the tortilla chips and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and let cool for a little while. (I usually place it in the fridge so the crust firms up.)

In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, eggs, chili powder and cumin with a mixer. Add the green chilis, jalapeno and both cheeses and blend with mixer. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Let cool to room temperature.

Spread the sour cream over the top and decorate with the tomatoes, green onions, black olives and cilantro. Refrigerate until serving. Remove the sides of the pan and serve with tortilla chips.

This can be prepared 1 day in advance.

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k on 1.19.2016

I don’t like peppers, jalapenos, sour cream or cream cheese. BUT put them all together in this fashion and I cant’ get enough of this dip!!! It’s even better if you heat it up the next day. My husband wanted this for his birthday cake and I think I ate more of it than he did!

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In Good Flavor on 3.2.2014

Wow! What a fantastic idea. I can’t wait to try this!

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Rox on 8.5.2010

wow the presentation of that dish is gorgeous. I am sure if i make this for the next party i have, it will definitely wow everyone! Yum!

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The Church Cook (Kay Heritage) on 7.21.2010

This looks fantastic! Must try recipe for the next party!

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hawkfan on 6.20.2010

This is a very similar recipe to my 7 layer dip..just that I never cook mine..I must try this way! Thanks for sharing

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baileysrule on 2.3.2013

Made this for a football party and it was better than the game we watched. Everyone bragged on it. Thank you for a great recipe.

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Gayle on 10.20.2012

Thought is good, but had to double the the tortillas & melted butter to totally cover the pan for the crust. Next time I make it, I’m going to try adding a partial pkt. of taco seasoning mix or add more chili powder to the cream cheese mixture for extra flavor. I sprinkled shredded cheese on top before adding the tomatoes, black olives, green onion & cilantro.

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Diane on 9.3.2012

This is fantastic and simple. It was a huge hit at our family gathering today. Everyone loved it.

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soufflebombay on 5.27.2011

Served this on the app table at my son’s 1st Holy Communion Party- it was a hit! Thanks!!!

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seeliesidhe on 2.1.2011

Very tasty appetizer and a crown pleaser. Though the crust never stays together for me, the cheesecake portion was awesome. Second time around I tried adding a bit of cornmeal in with the crushed chips, that seemed to help hold them together a little bit. I also added a layer of refried beans before adding the cheesecake. YUM!

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