Tamale Dip - Microwave

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by lazyme

This was on the a little ad attached to a jar of Chile Today Hot Tamale salsa. It sounds like it's easy and would be good.

Top Review by breezermom

Loved this! I used a small slow-cooker instead of microwaving the dip. I stirred the salsa into the dip instead of serving it on top. After tasting it, I added some jalapenos (diced up) to some of it to increase the heat a bit. I didn't think of serving sour cream or avocados on the side, but I will with the leftovers! Served with tortilla chips. Everyone enjoyed this dip! Made for Photo Tag!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tamales
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili con carne
  • 1 lb cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 cup salsa, prepared


  1. Remove wrappers from tamales.
  2. Chop coarsely in food processor with steel blade.
  3. In a 1-cup measure cover onion with plastic wrap and microwave on High (l00%) 2 minutes.
  4. Place chopped tamales in a 2-quart dish.
  5. Add onion, chile con carne and cheese.
  6. Microwave on High (100%) 6 minutes until cheese melts.
  7. Stir at 3 minutes.
  8. Top with Chile Today Hot Tamale Salsa.
  9. Serve with tostadas.

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