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Chili con Queso El Dorado

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 cups

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
Chili con Queso El Dorado Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Tortilla chips

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.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without tortilla chips): 92 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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