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Favorite Texas Queso Dip

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10Ingredients
25Minutes
110Calories
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Favorite Texas Queso Dip

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Description

While silky, cheesy queso is always a crowd-pleaser, this recipe amps up the flavor with fire-roasted tomatoes, pickled jalapeños, spices, and the secret ingredient: pickled jalapeño juice. (And rest assured that the ½ cup pickled jalapeños creates only a mild to medium kick.) Be sure to cook the dip over gentle heat and stir frequently to prevent scorching. The dip makes 2 3/4 cups, just right for dunking a 15-ounce bag of chips. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ivy Manning.

Ingredients

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10 SERVINGS
  • 16 oz. American cheese (such as Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño peppers (jarred; drained, 2 tablespoons pickling juice reserved)
  • 1 cup fire roasted tomatoes (diced, canned; drained, and liquid reserved)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • tortilla chips (for serving)
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    Directions

    1. Cut cheese into 1-inch chunks. Chop jalapeños into 1/4-inch pieces. Chop any large tomato pieces. Pro tip: Wear gloves when chopping up the jalapeños and avoid touching your mouth or eyes.
    2. Set aside 1 tablespoon each diced jalapeños and tomatoes. Put the remaining tomatoes (but not their liquid) and jalapeños, the jalapeño pickling juice, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and cook until liquid has reduced by roughly half, about 5 minutes.
    3. Add cheese to pan and cook, whisking frequently, until cheese has melted, 4-5 minutes.
    4. Remove pan from heat and stir in green onions. Thin texture with 1 tablespoon of reserved tomato liquid at a time if queso is too thick. Taste queso and add salt and hot sauce to taste if you like.
    5. Pour dip into a serving bowl. Top with reserved diced tomatoes and jalapeños. Serve immediately with chips for dipping. Chill any leftover dip in an airtight container up to 1 week. To rewarm, heat queso over low heat, stirring frequently, or microwave on high heat, stirring often.
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    110Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories110Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat4g6%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol15mg5%
    Sodium890mg37%
    Potassium190mg5%
    Protein12g24%
    Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Sugars<1g2%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium35%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Reviews(1)

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    Michele Dillenburg 8 months ago
    Too dry I added a cup of whole milk which helped but still threw most of it away

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