Thursday, May 22, 2008

Texas Queso

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Since it's a day away from the Memorial Holiday Weekend, If you've got company coming, you'll want to make a big pot of Texas Queso to keep everybody satisfied!

Texas Queso can be found on top of nachos or served with chips for a cheesy snack. There are countless versions of this dip, When you start to melt the cheese it may look a little funny, but keep stirring and you’ll have a creamy, smooth dip in no time.
Game plan: You can grate the cheese using a food processor to speed up the prep. You can also prepare the cheese and onions up to 2 days ahead. Just keep everything covered and refrigerated until you are ready to make the dip.

4 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (about 12 ounces)
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 6 ounces)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
1 (4-ounce) can diced mild green chiles, juices reserved
Place cheeses in a large bowl, sprinkle with cornstarch, and toss to coat. Transfer cheese mixture to a large saucepan and add milk. Set over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth and melted, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir in onion and chiles with reserved juices until well combined. To serve, transfer dip to a slow cooker set on low or keep in the saucepan at a simmer for up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips and cut-up raw carrots, jicama, celery, and radishes.

OKAY.....Let's Eat!

Bunches of hugs,



Diane J. said...

This sounds yummy! I'll have to bookmark this to try soon!

Love and hugs,


Indelibrella said...

Sounds yummy!!

Hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Lisa said...

Yummy :)Thanks for sharing and have a great holiday with your family. Hugs, Lisa

Nancy said...

I've been waiting to see what the recipe was going to be this week! Sounds so-ooooo good! I'm sure I'll be making it soon as I get the ingredients I need.

Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Yum! This will definitely be a winner at our house. We both love queso. We have some latin friends who we can try it out on too! A little indulgence is good. Hugs and prayers for a safe holiday weekend!

Midlife Mom said...

I am drooling on my keyboard as I type! That sounds soooooo good! have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This is terrific for kickin' off a summer BBQ. Thanks so much - have a great holiday weekend.

hippochick said...

OOOOHHH! Yummy looking. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit into the diet at this time.

I do plan to make my dear hubby a rhubarb pie this weekend, diet or no diet. It's Memorial Day weekend we need to celebrate a little, don't we?

Have a great one.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephanie,

Yummy recipe! Should be delicious with raw veggies. Since we'll be cooking out, this will be a nice first course, while the stuff is cooking on the grill.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!



PS. Loved the Hump Day joke!

The Sisters said...

Hi Stephanie,
That sounds really good!
~Have a wonderful Weekend!