1Prepare all ingredients for cooking. Do Not Use Water at this time. Keep water on Simmer on additional burner.
2On medium heat in large saucepan melt 1 stick butter and all ingredients except garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cheese and milk. When all veggies are tender and onions translucent add to the double boiler and then add your cheese. When cheese has melted add the remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat and stir occasionally for 1/2 hour so that all of the flavors blend well.
3This queso can be stored in the frig for up to 14 days in air tight container. To reheat use a microwave or over a pan of water.
Excellent over enchiladas, tortillas just wrapped with butter or over your favorite nachos.