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Chili con Queso El Dorado Recipe
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Chili con Queso El Dorado Recipe

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Used as a dip or a sauce on burgers, chicken or pork, this creamy queso is spiced with chilies, chipotle peppers and hot pepper sauce. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chilies and chipotle peppers; cook 2 minutes longer. Gradually stir in milk; heat through.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Stir in the cilantro, salt and pepper sauce. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Chili con Queso El Dorado in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p88

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

Made this last week and the whole family loved it.

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