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Buffalo Con Queso Dip

From Athens Locally Grown

<p>We bring this yummy dip to family functions (by popular demand), and always have a big pot of it going at our farm parties. Kids go crazy for it! Make a triple batch for a gathering, and freeze leftovers if you happen to have any.</p>
Source: This recipe came to me from my mother-in-law, Gail Carrell. I substituted water buffalo for beef and renamed it. (Entered by Shalley Carrell)
Serves: 4-8

1 pound water buffalo ground
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 tsp. fresh oregano
1 tsp. sugar or honey (optional)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
4 T cooking oil (coconut, olive, etc.)
1 bag tortilla chips

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Saute onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until soft. Add ground water buffalo meat and cook until just brown.
  2. Reduce heat to low, stir in remaining ingredients until smooth and warmed through. Keep warm in a crock pot if desired.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.