Say Queso!

chile con queso

i dip you dip we dip

We can all be little cheesy now and then, right? Right? Just say yes and agree with me and this will go a lot smoother. Probably as smooth as melted cheese. And just as creamy.

Wait, what are we talking about? Oh right. Cheese. As in smooth and creamy chile con queso.

But you know what we’re not talking about? That over-processed brick of “cheese” in that yellow box. If you want to use that stuff, fine by me. You’re just not going to find it here. Real cheese, both cheddar and Monterey Jack, and can be melted and chile’d up just as well as that fake stuff.

Wait, it’s even better than that stuff. No comparison whatsoever.

Chile con Queso
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
½ of a small yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeño, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of flour
1 cup of milk
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chilies, drained
8 oz of cheddar, shredded
8 oz of Monterey Jack, shredded
½ cup of sour cream
Salt and pepper
Tortilla chips (Scoops preferred)

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the onion and jalapeno, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 30 seconds. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until it thickens, about 3 minutes. Next, stir in the diced tomatoes. Reduce the heat to low and add the cheese a little at a time until melted. Stir in the sour cream, season to taste with salt and pepper, and continue cooking until the sauce is smooth and creamy and the consistency you prefer. Transfer to a bowl and serve with tortilla chips.

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11 Comments on “Say Queso!”

  1. Conor Bofin says:

    That’s as cheesy as it gets. In a good way, that is.

  2. Yet again, something I have to make, or make Keri make!

  3. Coincidentally, we had chips and (homemade) cheese dips last weekend. Wasn’t nearly as many ingredients though – must try this one

  4. Caroline says:

    I’m a sucker for queso dip! Yours sounds awesome, and I love that you don’t use Velveta. Perfect snack for game day!

  5. Cheese dip is serious business down here. I’m not sure how it got so popular, but I think it’s the state food. Great recipe.

  6. Sarah says:

    I’ve tried so many different ways of making queso with real cheese! I’m bookmarking this so I can try it next. 🙂


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