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Chile con Queso: Texas Version

No recipe image available.A hot and melty cheese dip spiced up with sautéed onions, garlic, tomatoes and green chiles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapeño chiles, stems and seeds removed, and finely chopped
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 pound processed American cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Corn chips, tortilla chips, or cut-up vegetables, for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and sauté the onion, garlic and jalapeños until soft. Add the undrained tomatoes and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes to reduce the liquid.
  2. When the tomatoes begin to appear dry, reduce the heat to medium-low and start adding the cheese, 1 handful at a time, stirring over medium-low heat until the cheese melts; wait for each handful to melt before adding more cheese.
  3. Serve in a chafing dish or fondue pot to keep the queso warm. Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, or cut-up vegetables.

Makes 2 1/2 cups; 10 (1/4 cup) servings.