There is a lot of excitement in my house right now. You see, football season is finally here. My oldest son is a football fanatic. He can name players, numerous stats and is a whiz when it comes to football records, too. It’s almost scary how much that kid absorbs when it comes to football.

Along with hours of watching football games comes hours of snacking. This is especially true since my oldest is a teenager. Teenagers are bottomless pits. You just can’t fill them up. If you let them they will eat you out of house and home. When I ran across this recipe, all I could think of was my very hungry son and football. I’m sure I’ll be making this recipe many times this football season.

Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

1 pound burger

8 ounces cream cheese

2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

1 can of Rotel

6 ounces bacon bits

1 teaspoon chili powder

Brown the burger in a large skillet. Drain off the fat and then toss the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, Rotel, bacon bits and chili powder into the pan. Cook over medium heat until everything is melted together, being sure to stir frequently. Now scoop the dip into a small crockpot and let it cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. Serve.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.