Chile Con Queso

Lynn Dine

By
@diner524

A recipe I found while searching for ZWT recipes for Mexico/TexMex on HomesickTexanblogspot.com. I changed it slightly by not using the cilantro as I don't think I have had it in any Queso and not sure I would like it in a cheese dip. My DS, his girlfriend Kristin and myself have now enjoyed this this dip. It is so good!! I didn't have enough fresh tomatoes for the recipe so I did use a can of "Rotel" mild version and only used one jalapeno pepper and this was a nice mild spice, though next time would probably add more jalapeno peppers or one of the Serrano peppers.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
onion, chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
3
serrano peppers, diced
3
jalapeno peppers, diced
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
1 c
milk
6 c
shredded cheese (can use any combination of longhorn cheddar and monterrey jack)
2
plum tomatoes, peeled and diced (can use canned if tomatoes aren't in season)
1/2 c
sour cream
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat, and then cook the onions and peppers for about five minutes or until onions are translucent.
2
Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
3
Whisk the flour into the butter, vegetable mix and cook for about 30 seconds.
4
Add the milk to the pot, and cook on medium, whisking constantly until sauce is thick, about five minutes. Stir in the tomatoes.
5
Turn heat down to low, and a 1/4-cup at a time, slowly add the shredded cheese stirring into the white sauce until completely melted. Repeat.
6
Stir in the sour cream. Add salt to taste.
7
Notes: You can vary which chiles you use to control how hot you want the queso to be. Also, if the sauce is too thick, feel free to add a bit more milk a tablespoon at a time. The key, however, to a smooth sauce is adding the cheese very slowly and not adding any more cheese until the previous addition is completely integrated into the sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Chips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American