Con Queso Dip

 

This is a NO VELVEETA Queso!  People love it, I didn’t grow up with it, so I really just can’t.  This one is simple as well, flour butter roux, add dairy, add cheese, add other flavours.  Enjoy as is, or use it as a base to make your own.

Number of Servings: 6 Cups
Prep Time:  3

Cook Time:  30 Minutes

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Cups Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
    • OR: 6 Cups of Costco Shredded Tex Mex Blended Cheese
  • 3/4 Cups of milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, Diced Finely
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, Minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Cup Diced Tomatoes (I use Rotel Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, no water)
  • 2 Tins of Diced Green Chilies
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • I Pouch KD Cheese Powder

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions.
  3. 5 minutes later, add garlic and chilies.
  4. Sautee until onions are translucent.
  5. Add flour and mix well.
  6. Slowly add the mil and cream, stirring continuously.
  7. Heat until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes and mix well.
  9. 1/2 cup at a time, add the cheese.  Stir in to melt, and add another 1/2 cup.  And so on.
  10. Once the sauce is thick and cheese all melted, stir in the sour cream.
  11. Gradually add the KD Powder till you get the colour and salt you are happy with
  12. Serve hot with tortilla chips or bread.  Or a spoon, I won’t judge you.

NOTES:

  • Fresh jalapenos would be a nice addition, if kids didn’t exist.
  • KD Shake in the jar is the same as the pouches.  Yes, it sounds crazy, but I felt that this goofy addition actually improved this dish big time
  • The last few pictures are darker, because that’s when I discovered the magic of that orange dust.
  • I love the Tostito’s jarred stuff so that’s what I gravitated to.
  • If you use Velveeta as a substitute, God kills a puppy.
  • This keep well for 36 hours.  Actually, I am sure it would last for 4 days or more, but its usually gone within 36 hours here.
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