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chili con queso

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sue Stone
Corning, CA

Quick and easy cheese dip that is a family favorite. I often double the recipe and freeze half for later.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is the perfect queso for your next game day or tailgate. It's a quick and easy cheese dip that's full of flavor. Customize the green chilies and jalapenos to suit your taste buds. If you don't like things as spicy, only add half a can of each. Super cheesy, everyone will love this queso.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili con queso

  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes, undrained (14.5 oz. each)
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk (5 oz.)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz
    Velveeta cheese
  • 2 c
    mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can
    diced green chilies, drained (4 oz.)
  • 1 can
    diced jalapeno peppers, drained (4 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder (to taste)

How To Make chili con queso

Test Kitchen Tips
This dip is very thick. If you prefer something thinner, leave out the flour. It will still be a thick cheese dip.
  • Browning onions in a saucepan.
    In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over low heat. Add onion and cook until limp (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Tomatoes added to the onions.
    Add tomatoes with juice and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Whisking together flour and evaporated milk.
    In a small bowl, add evaporated milk and mix with the flour until smooth.
  • Evaporated milk mixture added to the tomatoes.
    Add to tomato mixture; simmer uncovered until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Chunks of Velveeta added to the tomatoes.
    Cut Velveeta cheese into small chunks; add to tomato mixture.
  • Gradually adding shredded cheddar cheese.
    Gradually add cheddar cheese, stirring until all cheese is melted.
  • Adding green chilies to the cheese mixture.
    Add green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and garlic powder to taste.
  • Queso simmering in a saucepan.
    Cook on medium heat, stirring to prevent burning until heated through. Serve hot with tortilla chips.