Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Best Queso Ever...I don't kid around about these things.

Remember when I mentioned that I used to be a flight attendant?  Well, back in "the day," airlines used to have magazines for passengers to read.  Seriously.  Real magazines...not that SkyMall business.
And we weren't supposed to, but on long flights, I *might* have looked at an occasional magazine.  *Might.* And I *might* have copied this recipe from one...but I DIDN'T RIP IT OUT.
That's work ethic, people.

Anyway, I believe the original recipe is from Southern Living.  I doubled the amount of cheese...well, it's Velveeta...almost cheese.

This recipe calls for an odd ingredient...Hormel Chili.  I know, it seems strange.  Just trust me here.

The Best Queso EVER

16 ounces Velveeta, cut into cubes
1 (15 ounce) can Hormel Chili (NO beans)
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel (diced tomatoes & green chiles)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

Combine everything in a crockpot (or slow-cooker if you're being fancy) until warm and the cheese is melted.  Serve with tortilla chips.

This is also really yummy served out of a hollowed-out bread bowl with cubes of bread and for dipping.

{Also, the last time I made this was on Christmas, and I feel a little funny taking a zillion pictures of food while people are watching, so 2 pics only.  I didn't want you to wait.  You NEED this recipe for college bowl games, the Super Bowl, New Years Day.  NEED.}

18 comments:

  1. bookmarked! Bern-Dogg will love you for this!

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  2. My family LOVES this queso! Sometimes we add salsa in place of the Rotel! Yum!

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  3. Velveeta is required for a really good Queso! Looks fantastic!

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  4. Ok I don't know if I want to make this, it's too easy and I know I will love it...I already have a major issue with you introducing me to the biscoff cookies. I *might* have finally found them here and *might* have eaten a whole pack in two days.

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  5. OMG I agree with Melissa! First off, this is all stuff I already have in my pantry, so I seriously want to go make it right now. And as for the biscoff cookies, I *might* have eaten them as fast as Melissa did...

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  6. I just made this for our Christmas Eve feast....it is amazing!

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  7. make something very similar--it's addictive. very yummy.

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  8. I love your humor....and I always enjoy reading your blog!

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  9. We are queso connoisseurs in this house...I mean you saw all the cheese in my fridge :)
    I will have to try and report back...totally in the name of research.

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  10. I have been making this for years and sometimes I use the chili with beans because I like it with them!!! Fry out some hot sausage and drain it well on papers towels, add it to the pot and oh my it is so GOOOD!

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  11. I wonder if had you found it in a magazine in say, a doctors waiting area, would you have ripped it out. I have thumbed through so many mags whilst waiting for my doctor with missing recipe pages! ;)

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  12. Have made this for years, always a crowd pleaser and it seems like I never make enough! :)

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  13. Totally made this for new years eve! My husband and brother in law agreed it was the best queso ever! I love your savory (and sweet!) sections :0)

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  14. Wow, I feel as if I've been living under a rock. Most people commenting have made this for years. I've never made it! Looks delicious and yes, perfect for Superbowl gatherings or any gatherings actually.

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  16. We call this Chili's queso because it tastes just like the queso that Chili's serves!! Its the BEST!!! Although, I am fairly certain that we have never added cayenne. That is genius my dear!

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