Exploded Chile Relleno Queso

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By Jennifer Fisher
from austin, TX

This recipe was inspired by chile rellenos that we've always made using traditional sweet-savory flavors of peppers, raisins, cinnamon and more. The ingredient list sounds unusual, but you won't believe how delicious the flavors come together -- everyone goes crazy for this queso!

serves 24
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min


  •   32 oz
    processed white american cheese loaf (diced)
  •   1/2 c
    favorite beer (not a dark beer)
  •   1 c
    shredded white cheddar cheese
  •   1
    10 ounce can diced tomatoes (drained)
  •   1 c
    chopped roasted poblano chilies
  •   1/2 c
  •   1/2 c
    silvered almonds, toasted
  •   1 tsp
    ground cumin
  •   1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  •   1 tsp
    ground oregano flakes

How To Make

  • 1
    Over medium-low heat in a medium pot or crock pot, melt American cheese stirring occasionally, watch out for it burning. Add beer, grated cheddar, tomatoes, poblanos, raisins, almonds, cumin, cinnamon, and oregano. Stir until everything is mixed thoroughly.
  • 2
    Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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