Crock Pot Hamburger Dip and …


You all know by now how much I LOVE my Crock Pot. Hands down, my favorite kitchen appliance. I couldn’t tell you how many times it has saved dinner at my house. I was beyond excited when Crock Pot contacted me to introduce you to their new line of Crock Pots, Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™. These Crock Pots are so fun! You pick the look and YOU pick the pictures you want featured on the Crock Pot itself!  The design is completely personalized to your liking. You can choose to have your favorite NFL team’s logo and colors displayed on it, or make it more personal with some of your own photos. I chose to use some of the photos of my personal favorite Crock Pot recipes I have made made in the past to display on my new Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™. From the moment it was delivered to my door, I could not stop smiling because an appliance I love so much, now had a part of me on it. To make your  very own Crock-Pot® slow cooker, head over to and play around with the different looks and designs. I knew instantly that I wanted to make an appetizer with my new Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™ to share with you. My family is ALL about the appetizers. This recipe is perfect to serve at your New Year’s party or at your next football party. The ground beef with the cream cheese mixture really makes this dip a crowd pleaser.

Crock Pot Hamburger Dip
This dip is so easy to make and is a definite crowd pleaser!
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced jalapenos
  • 1½ Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened and cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ tsp. chili powder
  1. In skillet, brown ground beef with onion, and jalapeño pepper. Once ground beef is browned and cooked completely, drain off any excess fat. Pour drained ground beef mixture into crock pot.
  2. Add in tomato sauce, garlic, salt, sugar, ketchup, oregano, cubed cream cheese, parmesan cheese and chili powered. Stir ingredients together to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours or until cream cheese melts and dip can be thoroughly combined.
  4. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  5. Serve directly from the crockpot or move to a serving bowl, with tortilla chips for dipping.

Enjoy! (recipe adapted from   Now for the fun giveaway!   Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™  is generously giving away one of Chef in Training’s lucky readers a Crock-Pot Calendar Cookbook, three Crock-Pot seasoning mixes and a Crock-Pot slotted spoon. What an AWESOME package!

Here is how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on New Years Eve, December 31st. Good luck!

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  1. Hi Nikki!! Thanks for a yummy sounding recipe! I turn to my crock pot quite often as well. I tried to enter the giveaway, but it hasn’t started yet? So thought I would leave a comment as well. Thank you for the chance to win!!

    • Chef in Training

      So sorry about that, My rafflecopter was having some issues. I think I got it all figured out now and it should be up and working.

  2. Jelaina

    I would def get this crock-pot with my 49ner’s logo on it…For a niners fan living with her Steeler Loving boyfriend..This Crock-pot would make all the more delicious food to eat while watching and cheering on my team..:) Some friendly competition along with his dinner ;)

  3. Susan Willard

    I ordered this crockpot for my daughter for Christmas in her favorite NFL team, the Texans. It is a wonderful crockpot, very, very nice.

  4. Melissa H from So. Fla.

    I don’t use my Crock Pot near enough, but have started using it more since finding your site!
    Thanks for sharing your great recipes.

    • Chef in Training

      I am sure it would! People make substations with those all the time when it comes to ground beef. You will have to let me know how you like it if you try it. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I am happy to help!

  5. kate

    I love my Crock Pot.. it’s like magic; throw in a mess of ingredients, wait a while and voila! Tasty dinner!
    I’d pick the double warmer.. that design would be perfect for parties!

  6. Now that I’m working outside the home again, I’m loving the convenience of my crockpot and coming home to a cooked meal. But I only have a few go-to recipes. I’d love to get a copy of this cookbook to expand my repertoire!

  7. Elaine

    I think I may have found the newest recipe to make for game days! Thanks for posting this!

    And I think I would like the Crock-Pot® Countdown Touchscreen Slow Cooker!

  8. Tricia

    I would do one of the sports ones or one of the patterns! Having family pictures on my crock pot is a little too awkward for me! LOL :)

  9. SK

    I think I would put pictures of my family on mine and I love all the background colors you can choose! I would find something fun I could live with day in and day out! I think putting the ones you cook for on the out side would be so neat!! It was fun to see my creation!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Kate

    I like the ones you can customize! I like the one that’s a green background with lace border on the top. I would probably get that one and add pictures of my family to it :)

  11. Stephaniear

    I would get the classic touchscreen crock pot. I also like the idea of getting a design on it so I might choose the black damask print.

  12. Joy Hazelton

    Eggplant because it is our four year old son’s favorite color, and with pictures of our family, whom I love to cook for the most <3

  13. Oooh, ooh! I would definitely get the lavender gingham! Even though it totally doesn’t match my kitchen, I’d change my kitchen to match IT LOL! I just discoverd your blog today via Pinterest; thanks for the change to win! :)

  14. Judy

    I would choose the Steeler design. I am a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.Thank you for the opportunity to enter thi contest.

  15. Dezi A

    My boys (all 5 sons and husband) would think it was the coolest thing to have a 49ers crock pot, so I think I’d go with that.

  16. Margaret Yani

    There is nothing better than opening e front door and getting the first whiff of dinner! I would love the purple pattern crock pot for my daughter. She has not yet accepted how much better life is with a crock pot. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  17. Kqit

    what a great looking crock-pot! Thank you for the chance to win some of the awesome prizes. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration, too.

  18. Chris H.

    I have been wanting a programmable crockpot for a while now & I really like the look of the Crock Pot Touchscreen Programmable. Will need to investigate further ;-)

  19. Nancy A.

    I love crock pots so very much, too!! I would pick the polka-dot. it is pink or lavendar. Very beautiful! Would love those accessories, I have never tried those pakages of seasonings. Sounds delicious and I love the spoon!! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!!

  20. Susan Broughton

    I would like the oval crockpot. that design seems to have more room As for the team any would do. We watch several teams so any would be good for us!

  21. Velma

    The.custom crockpot would be a great for when we have potluck and soup of the day out my son’s elementary school. School logo! We do soup of the day each month from October – February/March. What a great way to show my school spirit with a great potato soup.

  22. December

    Hi Nikki. This is the first time I’ve left a comment, and I’m doing so as part of your Crock Pot giveaway, but I’d like you to know you’re my favourite food blogger. Everything you make is something I would love and feel confident I can make. Please don’t ever change your style! Meantime, my Crock Pot choice would be the round, 2.5qt Create-a-Crock and I’d put pictures of plants/nature as I love earthy things. Thanks so much for this opportunity! :)

  23. Raye

    We make a version of this dip w/sausage! Can’t wait to try this one!! Sounds great! And THANKS for the chance to win that cutie pie crock pot!

  24. I love the idea of being able to create a crock pot. Think of all the gift ideas a person could come up with. It has me thinking about Christmas 2013 already!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course the first one I will design will be my own. :-)

    and thank you for the recipe. I will be using this for New Year’s for sure though I will substitute ground turkey for the beef.

    Happy New Year!!!


  25. Charlotte

    Looks like another great recipe! My family loves appetizers as well. I think I will make the Hamburger Dip for New Yearsl. I would love the spoon and the seasoning mixes as I do a lot of cooking in my crock pot.

  26. Kimberly Wood

    I really like that “Countdown” model. My slow cooker is old. Not old enough to be beautiful like their wonderful retro green model, just old enough to need to be replaced with a real s”Crock Pot”….maybe a digital model! I get so excited over appliances.

    I love your giveaway. The “Recipe-a-Day” calendar is a fantastic idea and I really hope to win it. I also love the seasoning packages. I didn’t even know they existed, or that “Crock Pot” made such lovely spoons.

  27. Katherine S.

    Glad I found this website because I need a new lid for my favorite crockpot! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway and I absolutely love your recipes.

  28. Frani

    Lots of fun designs on the Crock-Pot website, but I like the Crock-Pot Manual Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel Finish with Removable oval stoneware best. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Lois

    I love to cook with a crockpot. Would love to have one with my Shih Tzu on the front of it, since she loves to sit at my feet when I am in the kitchen and keeps an eye on the crockpot hoping it is for her!

  30. Jackie Kelly

    I use your recipes alot. I use my crockpot 2 to 3 times a week. I love using it for dinner. I’ve loved every recipe of yours I’ve tried.
    Thank you

  31. Christina L.

    Oh, and I would probably choose the Countdown Designer Series Slow Cooker or the Smart-Pot® Slow Cooker! I love my Crock Pot!!

  32. Tina B

    I would definitely make a pot roast, sloppy joes and a chocolate cake in my Pittsburgh Steelers Crock-Pot! Love your recipes…hope I win!

  33. Sheila

    Nikki….. I’m going to make this scrumptious-sounding dip for my New Year’s Day Football party!! If I could, I’d have a crock pot customized with the University of Michigan logo!! GO BLUE!!

  34. Jess G

    Definitely would get a new Crock Pot either in one of the damask colors (too hard to choose) or NE Patriots :) You can’t have too many of them anyway, right? Thank you for the chance to win!

    BTW – Love your recipes that you share! :)

  35. Chelsey

    I’d definitely choose the Create-A-Crock and use my own photos on the Crock-Pot! (I only have ONE and could desperately use 2-3 more – I’m always scrambling on parties because I don’t have enough Crock-Pots for what I want to make!)

  36. Jenny Elaine

    I’m so looking forward to making this dip tomorrow night!! I would get a Baltimore Ravens Crockpot for my football loving husband!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Katy Judy

    I hoped there would be pigs but since there weren’t I’d go for polka dots. Now lets see if I can master the rafflecopter which has eluded me every time I try it!!

  38. Liz

    This recipe sounds to die for however my boyfriend despises anything with cream cheese in it, any suggestions for substitutions or could I simply omit it.

  39. Deb

    It would REALLY help if there were some indication on all of these wonderful recipes WHAT SIZE CROCKPOT to use!!!

    • Chef in Training

      Sorry about that. I have a new plug in and am getting around to updating all the recipes. I just did this one and the print button can be found under the picture in the recipe card :)