We Have Our Winner in the Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 Slow Cooker Giveaway!

This morning I closed the comments and added the number of comments up with the number of emailed recipes I received. The total number was 176. I think went to www.random.org and had the site choose a number for me between 1 and 176. The number chosen was 162. With all of the emails lined up in the order I received them, the 162nd entry in the giveaway was ~drumroll~


Here is her entry:

I have had this recipe for some time and have debated over whether to share it or not. The debate wasn’t that I didn’t WANT to share it – it was that I didn’t really think this was “southern”. Then, today I saw your recipe for Taco Soup and knew my recipe was going to fit in just fine. Why can’t it be southern? I’m from North Carolina and I talk ‘real flat’ and country-like and if I make this recipe in the south, then, that makes it “southern” – right? I got this from my cousin’s wife and I almost had to choke-her-down to make her give it to me! LOL It is great and is usually made and secretly served to the women in the kitchen while the men are outside cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs. Mean, huh? Anyway, here it is!

Taco Rex Cheese Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. sour cream
1 can bean dip with Jalapeno peppers
1/2 pack Taco seasoning mix
1 tsp. Texas Pete
8 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese with Jalapeno peppers
8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
small finely chopped onion

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, bean dip taco seasoning mix and Texas Pete together, then stir in the grated cheeses and onion.

Put in 9 x 13 casserole dish (I usually spray first with Pam) and bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes until bubbly.

Serve warm with Tortilla chips.

This can be divided and frozen. Remove from freezer and thaw first before baking.

Thank you all so much for participating!
Stay tuned for more great giveaways and don’t forget APPLE WEEK!
Get your apple recipes to me now to be in the running for Apple Week giveaways!
That’s not all, though!!!

I wish I could give you all a slow cooker but obviously I can’t give slow cookers to over a hundred people! However, these recipes I have received are absolutely amazing. I even have one for a gooey chocolate cake that you make in a slow cooker! I have oohed and ahhed over each and every recipe entry and it doesn’t seem fair to keep them all to myself!

I am in the process of making a downloadable E-book of ALL of the slow cooker recipe entries which will be available to EVERYONE on my download site as soon as I get it done! WE ALL WIN!!

Thank you all so much for reading Southern Plate! I cannot tell you how much I enjoy doing this!

I would love to respond to all of the comments on the Slow Cooker Giveaway thread, but there are so many I would have to stop posting for a week to have time! I just want you to know that I have read every one (loved the song!). I also enjoyed the emails. Some of you sent the funniest stories! I know you are going to be excited about these recipes so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on my download site!

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  1. BillGent says

    Ohh and Beverly.. if, in the middle of the night, you see a large man dressed in black carrying the cooker out of your house.. it’s just the Hamilton Beach quality control specialist taking the cooker back to the factory to make sure it’s safe. Pay no mind to him..

  2. Beverly in NC says

    Ahhhhhhh!!!!!(Screams of delight!) I’m so proud, I’ve just got my ears laid back! Wow! I re-he-he-heally didn’t expect this. As a matter of fact, I was looking at one in Target 2 days ago thinking I would just come back and buy the ‘thang’ because I knew I wouldn’t win. Thank you, thank you thank you, Christy. Oh, and Bill, if you do get into the house in the middle of the night, don’t worry about the doberman named Twinkles. He is just a ‘statue’ of a dog posted at the door to guard my new slow cooker. Pay no mind to HIM…

  3. April in CT says

    Yay Beverly!!! Congrats! :o)

    Speaking of Target.. hubby and I were just there mere hours ago and I said “Ohhh, this is the crock pot that I want!”. He said why don’t you just go ahead and get it now and I replied “Are you crazy..I might win one!” LOL Looks like I’ve got the OK to go ahead and get one next time we’re out!

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