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quesoriffic dip

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lillian Patterson
Big Rapids, MI

This is so delicious! I've always wanted to try making my own queso sauce at home because the jarred kind just doesn't do it for me and melting Velveeta and salsa is ok, but sometimes I crave fresher cheeses. The recipes I saw always seemed complicated though, so I always chickened out. I finally tried it today and psh, I can't believe it scared me for so long! It was a piece of cake! It's a little bit more work than the Velveeta option, but the flavor is so worth it! I'll be making this all the time now that I know it's so easy. My friends are busy gobbling it down right now!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For quesoriffic dip

  • 1 lb
    pork sausage
  • 1 sm
    red onion, diced
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 sm
    serrano chiles, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 can
  • 1 sm
    habenero pepper, minced (optional - this makes it hot!)
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1 c
    milk (i used almond milk and it tasted great)
  • 3/4 c
    shredded monterrey jack cheese
  • 3/4 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 dash
  • 1 dash
    chili powder
  • 1 dash

How To Make quesoriffic dip

  • 1
    In medium-large saucepan, saute sausage over medium heat until browned. Scoop out sausage with slotted spoon and set aside. Add olive oil and sautee onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute more, or until fragrant.
  • 2
    Sprinkle in flour. Stir until browned and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Slowly add beer, stirring constantly. Stir in lime juice and minced peppers. Cook for 2 or 3 more minutes, stirring often.
  • 3
    Slowly add milk, stirring quickly to combine. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring often to eliminate lumps (use a whisk if necessary). Add in cheese, stirring constantly to prevent clumping. Stir in dashes of chili powder, paprika, and salt.
  • 4
    Stir in reserved sausage. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with chips, veggie slices, french fries, or other favorite dippers.