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Chili Con Queso

Last Modified: Jan 23, 2019

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Chili Con Queso With Tortilla Chips Below

 

 

Chili Con Queso is a melted cheese dip that is quick and easy to make.  It's one of my favorite appetizers.  Chili Con Queso means a thick, warm, melted cheese sauce with chili peppers.   It is usually served with tortilla chips.

 

I found this recipe in my Mom's recipe file.  I remember Mom making it when I was a teenager.   This Chili Con Queso recipe uses Longhorn Colby Cheese, which was about the only cheese my mother liked.   Mom used it in her Mac & Cheese, too.  A small plate of thinly sliced Longhorn Colby Cheese and peanut butter on crackers was an evening snack when I was growing up.  My Dad would slice the Longhorn cheese so thin that you could almost see through it.  Thinly sliced is my favorite way to slice it.  I still can't slice it as thin as my Dad did!  Longhorn Colby Cheese brings back memories for me.

 

Mom's recipe is made with Longhorn Colby Cheese and includes peppers, onions, garlic and cumin.  To me, the cumin really gives it a Mexican flavor.   I really like the flavor of cumin.  Mom's recipe included two cups of chopped tomatoes, which I omitted.  You could include them if you prefer.  This dip is best served when the cheese is hot.  You can serve it in a warming dish so that it will stay hot.

 

If you aren't a Longhorn Colby Cheese fan, you could use another cheddar cheese.  I used chili peppers because their heat level is mild to medium.  You could use your preferred pepper or blend of peppers.  If you prefer your Chili Con Queso to have a hot flavor, then choose peppers that are hot.

 

I hope you enjoy!

Chili Con Queso With Tortilla Chip
Chili Con Queso
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Chili Con Queso is a warm, melted cheese appetizer that goes well with tortilla chips.
    Servings Prep Time
    8 servings 20 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    8 servings 20 minutes
    Cook Time
    10-15 minutes
    Chili Con Queso With Tortilla Chip
    Chili Con Queso
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    Chili Con Queso is a warm, melted cheese appetizer that goes well with tortilla chips.
      Servings Prep Time
      8 servings 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      10-15 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      8 servings 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      10-15 minutes
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      Instructions
      1. Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold all ingredients.
      2. Add the onion, peppers, tomatoes and garlic and saute until soft. I omit the tomatoes.
      3. Add the milk, cheese and cumin. Stir until the cheese melts and is smooth.
      4. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
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      Nutrition Facts
      Chili Con Queso
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 558 Calories from Fat 414
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 46g 71%
      Saturated Fat 29g 145%
      Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1g
      Cholesterol 124mg 41%
      Sodium 863mg 36%
      Potassium 51mg 1%
      Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
      Dietary Fiber 0.05g 0%
      Sugars 2g
      Protein 30g 60%
      Vitamin A 46%
      Vitamin C 1%
      Calcium 99%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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