One of my favorite dinners is Skyline Chili. Whether I’m dining in or making my three-way at home, I can’t resist the Cincinnati classic!
Skyline Chili Dip is my favorite party go-to appetizer. It is easy to make and always gets eaten up! Below is my recipe that you can take to any occasion.
- Cutting board
- Serrated knife
- Rolling pin
- Sandwich size plastic bag
- 9in. x 9in. pan
- Cooking spray
- Cooking spoon or spatula
- Tablespoon measuring cup
- 8 oz. room temperature cream cheese
- 1 can of Skyline Chili
- Frito chips-whole and crushed.
- Diced tomatoes
- Jalapeno slices
- Diced sweet onion
- Crushed red pepper
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Set oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lay out cream cheese to room temperature.
- Grease 9in. x 9in. pan and spread the cream cheese with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Open your can of Skyline Chili and begin to warm the chili in a pot over the stove. Don’t boil the chili.
- While the chili is warming up, begin to chop the onion or tomato. I enjoy the dip with a chunkier tomato and a smaller diced onion.
- Add crushed red pepper and half of the diced onion into the chili mix. I usually eyeball the amount of crushed red pepper because I like a lot of spice. For measuring purposes, use 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper. Continually stir the chili until steam is coming off.
- Once the chili is warm, pour it over the cream cheese.
- Place the cream cheese and chili mix in the oven for 10 minutes.
- While the mix is baking, take your sandwich bag and fill it halfway with Frito chips. Take your rolling pin and crush the Fritos into small pieces. I crush enough to coat the entire top of the chili and cream cheese mix.
- Once the 10 minutes is up, take the cream cheese and chili out of the oven, but don’t turn the oven off.
- Add a layer of crushed Fritos, diced tomatoes, jalapeno slices, the remaining half of diced onion, more crushed red pepper (if desired), and a helpful amount of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Pop back into the oven at 350 for another 10-12 minutes.
- Eat while hot with the remaining Frito chips!
Are you interested in learning more about chili recipes and the family history behind the well-known sauce? Be sure to check out our Cincinnati Style Chili program on March 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Burlington.